Beck+Col Stafford: Rainbow Face
August 6th - September 17th , 2016
Opening Reception August 6th 6PM-9PM
Live Performance 8:00 PM
Using otherworldly costumebased performance and video, Beck+Col create a fantastic alternate universe within the monster Rainbow Face’s mind, complete with a stylized boxing
ring. With each color representing a fracture of Rainbow Face, the colorful monsters physically express internal conflicts that suggest the internal pressures of systemic oppression vs. the Other. The Performance is an explosive, comical battle that mixes elements of boxing, wrestling and slapstick.
Los Angelesbased artists Beck+Col Stafford use humor and chaos to address social inequalities. Through costumebased performance and video, our work explores alternate universes populated with monsters. We operate in a space beyond the confines of bound identities, and expose hierarchical behaviors as absurdities. By removing human attributes, our
work moves away from hyperindividualism to postanthropocentrism. We take power from dominant institutions and create a space for underrepresented voices to be heard.
"We live in a time of unprecedented change, driven by constant technological advancement that is manifest in every aspect of our society. As we look towards a future of near limitless virtual exchange of information, our present world of physical structures accelerates towards the past.
Working primarily in photography, my art practice acts as a mechanism through which I search for the physical imprint of these unceasing revolutions and the residue of the stresses that result. In the process, I find myself sorting through the landscape of a past that is being steadily overwritten, a present that continues to consume, and a future that is uncertain. These ruined pillars serve as monument, or perhaps memorial, to an embodied future that is already obsolete."
- Christopher Nickel
Nelson E. Enríquez: No Status
May 21st - June 25th , 2016
Opening Reception May 21st, 6PM-9PM