Currently on view at Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles is “Blind Country,” a group exhibition featuring Nicolas Ceccaldi, Karl Holmqvist, Lucie Stahl, Ericka Beckman, and Mike Kelley. The exhibition is made of various works such as Ericka Beckman and Mike Kelley’s seminal 1989 video collaboration “Blind Country,” and Karl Holmqvist’s neon which hangs in the window. The glow of “I’m With You In Rockland” is cast in solidarity across the ugly parking lot of Gower Plaza onto Hollywood Boulevard, where the stars end. Nicolas Ceccaldi’s painting depicts a young man sitting with a gun between his legs. The violent shooting vessel occupies that space where genitalia would be, if only lithe childhood heroes were endowed outside of unauthorized pornographic caricature.
“Blind Country” is on view through January 11th, 2014.
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