Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 24 January 2014

CHRIS KAHLER: DIALUMENS
Friday, January 24 – Saturday, March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

BUNNY BURSON
In Plain Sight (Front Room)

LISA K. BLATT
Spinning on Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick
(New Media Room)

Bruno David is delighted to present a special exhibition Dialumens by Chris Kahler. The opening reception will be Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm. The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) will also open with an exhibition by Nicole Eisenman on the same night.

Following the success of Kahler’s recent show in the Project Room titled “Disequencing,” Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present a new selection of paintings titled “Dialumens.” These new works focus on the interaction between negative space, light, and intersecting planes. The paintings extend the exploration of “boundaries between physical and psychological time, between phenomena and the variable conceptual filters for understanding them” begun in the “Disequencing” exhibition through novel uses of color, form, and texture. As Jad Smith has pointed out, “Kahler's new work takes us there, somewhere beyond the organic and the synthetic, the phenomenal and the scientific, the empirical and the imaginative. These paintings call attention to the dreams that stuff is made of but, in the end, gesture toward the surprising and sometimes inexplicable intricacies of a noumenal world just beyond.”

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition “In Plain Sight” by Bunny Burson. In a body of work completed in 2013, Bunny Burson continues to develop her narrative about the discovery of over 100 letters she found in her family home. The information contained in the letters gives an account from her grandparents to her mother of their lives in Europe, after they became trapped during World War II. Burson explores the idea that you can miss what you never knew. Burson grants and denies her viewers access to the content of the letters and their impact on the artist’s own personal journey.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video “Spinning on Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick” by Lisa K. Blatt. In this video, Lisa Blatt is on the actual runway where the military secretly trained, loaded, and then took off and dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Through it, she investigates both perception and land use. Visible are the plane’s hangar, the secret training site, the barracks, the casinos, and the desert.

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