Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marie Jager "The Magic Mountain" at Pepin Moore

MARIE JAGER  "The Magic Mountain"
30 April – 4 June 2011

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

The Magic Mountain, an exhibition of new works by Marie Jager

The title of the exhibition is from Thomas Mann's 1924 novel Der Zauberberg which takes place a century ago at Waldsanatorium in Davos, Switzerland. Using this as a point of departure, Jager’s work examines the Barlow Respiratory Hospital. One of the oldest sanatoriums in the United States, it was built in 1902 in Elysian Park, Los Angeles.

The exhibition consists of a series of architectural blueprints, paintings, sculptural elements, and a slide show documenting the long decay of the original buildings at the Barlow sanatorium. Focusing on the architecture and landscape of this institution, Jager’s work examines the notions of interludes and interruptions in time and space, as well as the early concepts of modern architecture. The weathered works, exposed to the elements, reflect this period where indoor and outdoor spaces were inverted, and the private looked institutional and vice versa.

Marie Jager (b. 1975, Copenhagen) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California in 2004. Jager’s work has been exhibited internationally at Hayward Gallery, London; Sculpture Center, Long Island City; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; DREI, Cologne; and Artists Space, New York; among others. Her work is a combination of conceptual and contextual gestures exercised through film, photography, painting, collage and installation.

Pepin Moore
933 Chung King Road
Los Angeles California 90012
+1 213 626 0501
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday
12pm to 6pm, and by appointment

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