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Takashi Horisaki and Klea McKenna
11/20/2010- 12/19/2010


Takashi Horisaki and Klea McKenna explore the materiality of surface as a place where the imprint of visual and sociopolitical histories reside, employing distinctive approaches to non-mimetic representation of landscape and location. For the sculpture "Social Dress Buffalo," Horisaki worked with communities surrounding abandoned neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY to create latex skins cast from details of vacant houses. These multi-colored fragments form the surface of a large dome, which serves as a monument to the history and depopulation of this part of the city recorded by its remaining residents, while also acknowledging modern architecture’s many experiments with sustainable housing. In "Paper Airplanes," McKenna individually exposed 40 folded paper airplanes made from photo-sensitive paper over the course of one full day’s light at a WWII anti-aircraft lookout post in Northern California. Another series of McKenna’s photographs originates from the discovery of a photo album amidst the charred remains of a house in rural Vermont. The resulting abstract compositions are replete with color and pattern, conveying the cycles of natural phenomena such as shifting light, harsh weather and fires that the sites and the photographs have endured. Stratifying an index of memory and duration, both artists trace the environs of the psycho-spatial through delicate interrogations of architecture and photography.


Press:

Bushwick Art Galleries
Columbia Spectator: Ian Erickson-Kery



Texts:

AN IDEA OF SYMMETRY (localized) by Anonymous


Installation view


Takashi Horisaki
Interior view of Social Dress Buffalo: The Past Reflecting the Future
2010
Latex, acrylic pigment, cheesecloth, PVC pipe, debris from abandoned homes
13ft x 13ft x 7ft

Takashi Horisaki
Interior view of Social Dress Buffalo: The Past Reflecting the Future
2010
Latex, acrylic pigment, cheesecloth, PVC pipe, debris from abandoned homes
13ft x 13ft x 7ft

Takashi Horisaki
Interior view of Social Dress Buffalo: The Past Reflecting the Future
2010
Latex, acrylic pigment, cheesecloth, PVC pipe, debris from abandoned homes
13ft x 13ft x 7ft

Takashi Horisaki
Social Dress Buffalo: The Past Reflecting the Future
2010
Latex, acrylic pigment, cheesecloth, PVC pipe, debris from abandoned homes
13ft x 13ft x 7ft

Klea McKenna
Untitled from the series "Cherish"
2010
Chromogenic print

Klea McKenna
Untitled from the series "Cherish"
2010
Chromogenic print

Klea McKenna
Untitled from the series "Cherish"
2010
Chromogenic print

Klea McKenna
Untitled from the series "Cherish"
2010
Chromogenic print
30 x 42 inches

Klea McKenna
Paper Airplanes
2010
Installation of 40 images on folded, color photographic paper, unique photographs
Installation: 47 x 87 inches; each image: 8 x10 inches

Installation view


Installation view