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THIS IS NOT A CONNECTION

November 21, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Opening reception November 21, 2015, 3-6pm

Since its inception in 1970, Cirrus has never limited its vision to traditional art forms, but embraced young artists who were incorporating new mediums such as computers (Barbara Smith's Field Piece), performance (Guy de Cointet), sculptural sound installation (Michael Brewster), transformative environments (Eric Orr, Robert Overby), Light and Space work (Greg Card, David Trowbridge), text based works (Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Alexis Smith, Chris Burden) and deconstructed material painting (Charles Hill, Eugene Sturman, Karen Carson, and Jay McCafferty). Continuing with the gallery's vision, the inaugural exhibition in the new space examines the relationship between image, text and technology. The rapidity of new tools and forms of communication has brought about not only an interweaving of images, text and sound, but also a blurring of lines between creative disciplines - opening up a collaborative world that is available on a global, 24/7 basis - if the creators so desire. 

Using Magritte's The Treachery of Images and Seth Price's Dispersion as springboards, the show considers the various ways in which technology has influenced the progression of language and the creative process. While representing painting (Tyler Matthew Oyer, Despina Stokou and Siebren Versteeg) and drawing and coding (Guy de Cointet, Ed Kienholz and Ed Ruscha) that employ or co-opt both the aesthetic quality or function of technology, the exhibition continues the conversation with video and film (Kutluğ Ataman, John Baldessari, Brice Bischoff, Miranda July and Bruce Nauman), television (Chris Burden), Xerox (Kim Jones, Barbara Smith), FAX (David Hockney), mail art (Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, and Suzanne Lacy), appropriation (Barbara Kruger), land art (Dennis Oppenheim), computer games (Eddo Stern, (interglobal.vision [Michael Ray-Von, Carlos Solares and Patrick Best]), Polaroid (Eve Sonneman), digital printing (Lee Mullican, Siebren Versteeg), and web art (interglobal.vision). Beyond the works represented in the gallery, there will be a number of other relevant pieces that will be accessible through both virtual and non-virtual environments. Paul Chan's Sade for Fonts Sake for example, will be available for those wanting to participate in a call for the most tantalizing erotica. There will also be access to a number of performances via YouTube, and links (such as Satellite Collective's Telephone and Cory Arcangel's website), that also dialogue with the possibilities technology has brought. 

For their contribution to the exhibition, interglobal.vision have created a text-based adventure game, Treachery of Images. As a player you explore the world of the exhibition, moving in space and performing tasks by entering single-word text commands. The adventure functions as an alternate catalog for the exhibition and forefronts questions of the translation of experience and the transference of ideas. The game may be played at
http://treacheryofimag.es

A panel discussion focusing on how the logic of computers and the Internet is influencing new strategies for the convergence of text and image in the aesthetic realm will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition. The panel is organized by Heber Rodriguez.

In Summer 2016, New York-based Haeler Echo (Josephine Shokrian, Rachel Valinsky, and Lulu Wolf) will present a public program expanding on the contemporary resonances of Guy de Cointet's publications and artist's books in performance, sculpture, and film. The program will take place in New York and Los Angeles and investigate the artist's use of language across other practices and disciplines.

 

Previous Exhibitions
2016
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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