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GILLIAN WEARING: Prelude
December 9, 2000 – January 20, 2001
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9th 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 pm
Regen Projects is pleased to announce the premiere Los Angeles exhibition by British artist, Gillian Wearing. This exhibition will feature a single channel video projection titled, Prelude. Prelude focuses on a young female street drinker named Lindsey, with whom Wearing became acquainted while filming her previous piece, Drunks. During the making of Drunks, Wearing discovered that Lindsey had died. Prelude was made with segments of film Wearing had already taken of Lindsey and it is narrated by Lindsey's twin sister.
"In Wearing's work self-exposure is an act of self-representation and an opportunity for catharsis for both the subject and the viewer. ... Wearing's artistic contribution is not merely to have creatively provided a therapeutic vehicle for those who participate in her projects, but also to have provided the viewer a means by which he or she may catch themselves in the act of viewing and to hold up a mirror to his or her own need and desire to do so."
(Corrin, Lisa G., Gillian Wearing. Serpentine Gallery, 2000.)
Born in Birmingham, Wearing now lives and works in London. Wearing was the 1997 recipient of the Turner Prize. Her work consists mainly of photography and video, drawing on the genre of television documentaries and borrowing from popular culture. Often Wearing's work dwells on relationships between families, lovers, and friends. She has spoken of being drawn to people who stand outside normal social boundaries. Wearing's videos and photographs concentrate on the tension between public and private realms, between individual impulses and established norms, creating a frank portrayal of contemporary British life.
Wearing's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. This year Wearing was featured in the exhibition Intelligence: New British Art 2000 at the Tate and Wearing's work was also the subject of a solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The most recent monograph on Gillian Wearing was published last year by Phaidon Press.
An opening reception for Gillian Wearing will take place at the gallery on December 9th from 6-8 pm. For further information please contact Shaun Caley Regen or Lisa Overduin at the gallery at 310/276-5424.
UPCOMING: Lari Pittman: drawings
January 27 - February 24, 2001