Cirrus | Main Exhibition

Brice Bischoff

Liar Channel

March 19th, 2016 - May 14th, 2016

Opening reception: March 19th, 6-8pm

Cirrus is pleased to present Liar Channel, Brice Bischoff 's second solo exhibition at the gallery. In drawing from the urban storefront and its familiar yet overlooked signage, the installation of photographic and architectural structures, videos and fiberglass sculptures considers how the experience of place is shaped by way of light, reflection and architecture.


The exhibition takes as its starting point a discovery Bischoff made while on a routine walk. Coming across a window that was empty except for a plastic ribbon, with white and red stripes, he noticed the ribbon formed a '/' roughly from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. The glass of the window reflected architecture from across the street, and below, Clear Channel's logo had been vandalized.  The 'C' had been blacked out and erased and the three horizontal lines of the 'E' in 'CLEAR' had also been blacked out to create an 'I'. The logo had been transformed from 'CLEAR Channel' into 'LIAR Channel'. This trajectory of visual codes sparked an inquiry into our perception of "real space" and the resonant qualities of the familiar.


In the installation, we see structural elements taken from the common window storefront, such as the aluminum frame or the stucco base, to guide us through a visceral experience of the city. But where a glass window should be, there is a photogram and photograph. While the photographs are of various storefronts found by the artist while navigating Los Angeles , the photograms are created by exposing dismantled neon signs onto light sensitive paper. The information in these works has been digitized into pixels and burned onto film, manipulated and hacked with software and electricity, mapped and traced, and printed with ink and chemicals. Like Man Ray's rayographs, Bischoff uses the process of making a photogram to create an abstract work. While Man Ray's photograms employed the object itself, the gestural blues in Bischoff's photograms are created by the light from the disused neon sign.


While the photogram brings to mind Man Ray, the use of the storefront is reminiscent of Christo's 1960s "Storefront" series. While Christo's concealed storefronts denied access to content, Bischoff's Liar Channel reveals numerous layers. In Computer Repair, we believe we are seeing the reflection of our background in what would appear to be a photograph behind glass. It isn't until further investigation that we realize the photograph is not behind glass, and the landscape actually exists within the image. This subtle scene-within-a-scene situates the viewer within the frame of the photograph, while physically wedging them between the information in the window and their own background.


This inquiry into the depths of an image can be seen as a parallel to how we engage with social media in our everyday. Accompanying Bischoff's storefronts, are resin sculptures whose reflective surface is translated as luminous when flash photographed by the viewer. This type of interaction negates the objectness of the sculpture, as its image is co-opted and negotiated on the web. As the work is taken out of the non-virtual environment, similar to the experience of passing a window storefront, its presence becomes a ghostly afterimage of the viewer's experience.


Brice Bischoff is a Los Angeles based artist born in New Orleans , LA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. His work has appeared in exhibitions at Regina Rex in New York and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin . In 2010, he was a participating artist in New Orleans ' Prospect 1.5 Biennial and in 2013 in the California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Orange County Museum of Art among others. This will be Bischoff's second solo show at Cirrus Gallery.

Previous Exhibitions
2016
TYLER MATTHEW OYER: RELEASE
GHOSTING THE SCREEN / ENGRAVINGS WITH SOUND
BRICE BISCHOFF: LIAR CHANNEL
THIS IS NOT A CONNECTION
2015
UNTETHERED
2014
UNTETHERED 2005
IAN HOKIN: MIRAGE FINE LINE
GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"
MARGARET NIELSEN:
LOVE STORIES / SHORT STORIES
THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS
IDEAL TERRITORY
NEW WORK BY 
RECENT UC IRVINE  MFA GRADUATES
CURATED BY ELAN GREENWALD
DIMITRI KOZYREV
MOTION TRACKING
CALARTS POST GRADUATE EXHIBITION
CURATED BY WILLIAM KAMINSKI
JJ VILLARD
SUSAN LOGORECI
CHARLES CHRISTOPHER HILL
GIVE 'EM A LITTLE BONJOUR
2004
2013-2014
ELAINE BRADFORD
BUILDING ON RUINS JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"
2013
PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS
TYLER MATTHEW OYER
SHIMMY SHAKE EARTHQUAKE
ARBORETUM
A COSMIC ENCOUNTER MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"
BRICE BISCHOFF
"THE GLASSEL PARK SERIES"
JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"
ROLE-PLAY
IMAGES IN PERIL
MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS
2012 "CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD
NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE
2003
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK
DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION
PAINTING BY LETTERS
ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"
2011
DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.
"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN
INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING
"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT
SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

"SERIES"
"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION
2010
"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV
JONAS WOOD: PRINTS
2002
CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE
MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN
REMIX JULY 2010
SALOMON HUERTA
GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"
JUSTIN MOORE
2009
FLATLINE
NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large
DIMITRI KOZYREV
THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI
2001
RICHARD BAKER
VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT
JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE
"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUI AND JEAN MILANT

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH
2008
2000
"VIJA CELMINS"
JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN
COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY BRAD EBERHARD
"PAST AND NEW PRINTS"
SUMMER COOL
SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU

1999
"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"STEVEN CRIQUI"
MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 
"JERRY BRANE"
VIJA CELMINS
"GUY DE COINTET"
2007
ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER
NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO

JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES
STRODE & WILDER
WORKS ON PAPER
2006
NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT
SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST
QUIVER
SUPERSIZE PRINTS
HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD
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