Tuesday, July 18, 2006



DRAW A LINE AND FOLLOW IT
Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 June 2006 from 7 - 9 pm
Exhibition runs Thursday 22 June - Sunday 20 August 2006

Titled after LaMonte Young's "Composition 1960 No. 10," a performance score consisting of the instruction 'Draw a straight line and follow it,' this exhibition traces connections from George Brecht, Jackson Mac low, Yoko Ono, Mieko Shiomi, Robert Watts and others to a contemporary generation of artists that share an interest in the Fluxus practices of the 1960's and 70's. These LA-based artists were invited to explore Fluxus objects in the Jean Brown Collection at the Getty Research Institute. Each picked a score to instigate a new work - producing drawings, installations and performances (planned and spontaneous) throughout the summer at LACE.

Young's score was dedicated to the artist Robert Morris, and it has been interpreted by a number of artists over the years, including composer David Tudor and artist Nam June Paik. Thus a piece that was composed by one artist and dedicated to another has served as inspiration for additional artists to create unique works of art based on a simple instruction. In keeping with this tradition, LACE asked an initial group of four artists not only make a new piece for the exhibition, but also to each invite another artist to participate. Each new artist was then invited to add another artist until a total of 16 were chosen. Three bonus participants, Peter Frank, Ben Patterson and the LA Art Girls, have also joined the project.
LACE invites you to join in the Result Formed Before happening, created by Martin Venezky, Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund, and Jon Sueda, with Steven Feuer.
If you wish to participate, please visit the website and...

1. Follow the simple instructions.
2. Download the label of your choice.
3. Attach it to a can of food.
4. Bring it in and add it to our warehouse.
5. Pick up one of the special souvenir flyers as a thank you.

At the conclusion of the show, all food will be donated to myfriendsplace.org. Pop-tops and ready-to-eat goods are preferred.

LACE (LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS)
6522 Hollywood Boulevard, LA CA 90028
t: 323.957.1777 | f: 323.957.9025
Wed-Sun 12-6pm, Fri 12-9pm

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