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Behind Glass Doors: Scenes from 4-Way, 2-Pack In Progress

By August 20, 2015

Alternating shifts over the course of several days, the artists continue to recreate a previously vacant retail property in downtown LA’s Broadway Mall, one piece following the next. The works drift through a range of different subjects, undergoing a process of creative development, photo shoot session, placement in the freestanding exhibition, and possible inclusion as selected images in Series 11. Exchanges between physical and digital, material and image continue in preparation for the 8/22 exhibition opening

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Exhibition Begins to Take Shape: A Conversation with 4-Way, 2-Pack Artists Adler & Edmark and Earl Gravy

By August 16, 2015

On August 22nd, Pair Shaped will hold its first live exhibition featuring the collaborative work of Adler & Edmark (Christopher Adler & Alison Edmark) and Earl Gravy (Emma Kemp and Daniel Wroe). Following a succession of pieces showcased in Series 10 and 11, the two artist teams will be transferring their investigations of mediated representation to a vacant retail space in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Oh, Yeezus: Kanye and the Cultural Omnivore

By May 10, 2015

For as long as culture has been an industry and considered an actual definable concept, it has been divided into high and low, elite and popular, etc., etc. There are many examples of this divide (think about how we engage something like Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro versus Ice Road Truckers). However, in this hyperconnected world, and with more media and ways of representation readily available at the flick of a finger tap, it is becoming increasingly clear that what we choose to consume makes up who we are—and what we choose to consume, patronize and celebrate makes up our cultural capital. In what used to be a divided world of high and low ...

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