Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Group Show "Black Swan" at Regan Projects, West Hollywood, California

BLACK SWAN: An exhibition inspired by the film curated by Dominic Sidhu
February 25th – April 16, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 25th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Regan Projects recently opened a group exhibition inspired by the Academy Award(c) nominated film "Black Swan." Curated by Dominic Sdhu, "Black Swan" explores the gothic and dark underbelly of creativity. The show includes works by Matthew Barney, Walead Beshty, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Katharina Fritsch, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Wade Guyton, Pierre Huyghe, Sergej Jensen, Anish Kapoor, Karen Kilimnik, Rachel Kneebone, Glenn Ligon, Nick Mauss, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Ugo Rondinone, Wolfgang Tillmans, Banks Violette, and Christopher Wool.

Dominic Sidhu curated a series of contemporary artworks that appear within the sets of the film Black Swan. In the film, the artworks exist in a subliminal character state and underscore the protagonist's transformation from woman to swan. For the exhibition, Sidhu interrogates metaphysical interpretations of the myth of Swan Lake: with the white swan seen as purity, entrapment, transition, mortality, and prologue; and the black swan as instinct, sexuality, deception, transparency, and escape. A meditation on apparition versus reality, the exhibition explores the psychological broken mirror between the white swan and the black swan through a primarily black, white, and silver palette. Inflected with themes of redemption, abjection, and alterity, the philosophical underpinnings of the exhibition explore the uncomfortable space between presumed opposites. In the spirit of the Ballet Russes, the exhibition deconstructs the conceptual implications of the fable in a contemporary exegesis. 

Dominic Sidhu is an independent curator and creative director focused on media as a platform for curatorial practice. He has curated and consulted on editorial, motion, and special projects with artists Jeff Koons, Karen Kilimnik, Richard Phillips, Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon, and filmmakers Gus Van Sant, Harmony Korine. He has contributed to publications including Vogue, T Magazine, Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN. Sidhu lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.

Regan Projects
TEL 310 276 5424
FAX 310 276 7430

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