Currently on view at David Kordansky, Los Angeles is “Leopard,” a solo exhibition by Matthew Brannon that offers a radical reimagining of the role played by text and literary narrative in visual art. Though language and associated cultural signifiers––graphic, in both senses of the word––have long been central to Brannon’s work, this exhibition puts linguistic syntax at the literal center of the equation, like genitalia. The core of the exhibition is an erotic novella, written by Brannon, entitled “Leopard.” However, the novella itself, in physical form, is buried in the show and cannot be directly accessed. The text of the book will only be present in the form of a video work on two monitors installed in the center of the gallery. Surrounding the monitors is a suite of paintings whose primary role is containment, their role as visual documents in some way secondary to their role as vessels for language.
“Leopard” is on view through January 18th, 2013.
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