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Two Summer Group Shows at Blum and Poe Gallery, Culver City, California

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BLUM AND POE
2727 S. LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034
T: +1 310.836.2062
F: +1 310.836.2104
EMAIL: info@blumandpoe.com            http://www.blumandpoe.com

Standard Operating ProceduresCurated by Piper Marshall
July 14-August 25, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, July 14, 6-8pm
Opening Concert: July 14, 7:30 pm

A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a program or set of instructions detailing every step of an end-oriented process and its "best practices." SOPs are found in institutional and performance-driven contexts: healthcare, education, industry, and the military. Simultaneously contingent and specialized, an SOP is set up as a means of quality control, to be applied when volume is crucial and costs are suppressed.
Today, SOPs are determining the conditions of everyday life. The need for a guiding logic has been extended from the professional to the personal realm. Self-enrichment literature and performance manuals (cookbooks, business plans, tr…