Currently on view at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco is “Live From Somewhere,” a solo exhibition by Tammy Rae Carland. The exhibition explores the affinities between theater and photography, the pressures of performance, and the enchantments of the “live.” It consists of artworks in a range of media, including a seven-minute video, color photographs, black-and-white photograms, and aluminum and Plexiglas sculptures. The central thesis of the exhibition is contained in a single-channel video titled “Live from Somewhere,” inspired by the opening sequence of the late Gilda Radner’s 1979 one-woman stage show. In the film, a hand-controlled spotlight enters and exits a theatrical proscenium, searching for the center of attention, who never arrives. The light paces, scans, struts and frets – itself becoming an abstract actor upon the stage.
“Live From Somewhere” is on view through March 1, 2014.
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