October 22nd, 2009

“Chinese Box” at Overduin and Kite

Paul Sietsema - Collection, 2009

Artists: Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau, Barry Johnston, Seth Price, Amanda Ross-Ho, Paul Sietsema, Kaari Upson

Venue: Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

Exhibition Title: Chinese Box

Date: October 4 – October 31, 2009

"Chinese Box" at Overduin and Kite

Amanda Ross-Ho - "Double Negative Carrier (Cornucopia)", 2009

Paul Sietsema - Black disks, 2009

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Press Release:

Overduin and Kite presents “Chinese Box,” a group exhibition featuring:

Trisha Donnelly

Vincent Fecteau

Barry Johnston

Seth Price

Amanda Ross-Ho

Paul Sietsema

Kaari Upson

The exhibition title refers to John Searle’s symbol processing machine model (1980): the Chinese box, or Chinese room. Searle’s argument addresses the distinction between processing information and understanding, emphasizing that highly intuitive or nuanced ideas cannot be communicated through a fixed system. Rather than functioning as a key or umbrella for the works in the show, the title sits alongside the artworks as another point of information to be considered with the works. It can also be read as relating to the gallery and the situation it sets up between the viewer/visitor and the object of contemplation. The title also refers to the ornamental boxes whose form supersedes any contents the box might hold.

Link: “Chinese Box” at Overduin and Kite

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