Olivia Booth: Drawing Out TimeNovember 13th – January 31st, 2020
Opening reception Wednesday, November 13th, 6-8pm.
Curated by Alexis Wilkinson.
Olivia Booth: Drawing Out Time showcases a new body of work by the Los Angeles-based artist. The works included range from sculptures made of reflective materials in slumped or melted states, invented ritualistic devices, subtle architectural interventions, and in-situ drawings depicting an inventory of real and imagined forms the artist has accumulated over the years. Through this grouping of playful objects, unexpected forms, and spectral markings, Drawing Out Time unsettles the use-value of our everyday devices, mines the absorptive qualities of reflective materials, engages embodied forms of knowledge, and makes visible a nuanced relationship to time.
About the artist: Olivia Booth lives, makes art, and teaches in Los Angeles, CA and has done so since 2000. Her work has been shown at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA; SculptureCenter, NY; The Finley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles Museum of Art at the Armory Center for the Arts, CA; The Pit Gallery, Glendale, CA; MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA; Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and has been written about in Artforum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2003 and before that her BFA and BA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Transparency is at the heart of her practice and she uses glass in particular to get at questions about dimension, tension, fragility, technology, and the hunt for clarity.
About the curator: Alexis Wilkinson curates across dance, performance, and visual art. Wilkinson is the Director of Exhibitions and Live Art at Knockdown Center in Queens, NY, where she programs and produces interdisciplinary exhibitions, performances, and events. She has also organized exhibitions and performances at SculptureCenter, NY; The Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, NY; The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; The Judd Foundation, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; and Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, NY. She was a 2017 - 2018 AIRspace curator-in-residence at Abrons Art Center, and the 2017 Curatorial Fellow at SculptureCenter. Wilkinson holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY, and a BA in Cultural Studies, Dance, and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA.