Jay Erker "Cut Both Ways," Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 4-7pm, at Shoebox Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Los Feliz Triangle Park
Hollywood Blvd. & Prospect Ave. at Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
ShoeboxLA is very pleased to begin its second season with Los Angeles artist Jay Erker. For Cut Both Ways Erker presents, in book form, layered fashion advertisements whose subject matter has been clearly removed. Bodies of abstraction are created by the accumulation of layered pages and the subsequent interstitial spaces are shaped from the cut away figures. Eliminating the subject diverts attention from that which is meant to compel, focusing the viewer’s attention to the figure’s absence, the background of the originating image, and the newly constructed abstracted imagery. Erker received her MFA in film at California Institute of the Arts in 2001 and her BFA in photography in 1997 from the University of Florida. She co-founded Weekend, an artist-run space in Los Feliz, with husband John Mills.
For more information on "Cut BothWays" and on future events, please go to http://shoeboxla.blogspot.com/ for further information.