Framing Time

Featuring works by: Uta Barth, Stephen Berens, John Divola, Robbert Flick, Tim Hawkinson, Dinh Q. Lê, George Legrady, Sharon Lockhart, Ed Ruscha, Augusta Wood

January 12 – February 9, 2019

Augusta Wood

HF, JM, RL, Posy (1983, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2008), 2010

Chromogenic print

29 3/4h x 38 1/2w in

Framed: 30 3/4h x 39 1/2w x 1 3/4d in

#3 of 5

AW026

Augusta Wood

Mostra Di, Helen holding a carton of milk (1993, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2003, 2008), 2011

Chromogenic print

36h x 46w in

Framed: 37h x 47w x 2d in

#1 of 5

AW027

Augusta Wood

Plants (1961, 1985, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008), 2009

Chromogenic print

36h x 47w in

Framed: 37h x 48w x 2d in

#2 of 5

AW028

Robbert Flick

SV 023B North of Kankakee, Illinois, 1980

Vintage gelatin silver print

20h x 24w in

Framed: 27 3/4h x 31 3/4w x 1 1/2d in

RF001

Robbert Flick

SV 009 Venice Beach 180 degrees, 1980

Vintage gelatin silver print

20h x 24w in

Framed: 28h x 34w x 1d in

RF002

Robbert Flick

SV 014 Manhattan Beach from Vista, 1980

Vintage gelatin silver print

20h x 16w in

Framed: 20 1/2h x 24 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

RF003

Robbert Flick

SV003/80, 1980

Vintage gelatin silver print. Signed and captioned in pencil on verso

16h x 20w in

Framed: 20 1/2h x 24 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

21980

RF004

John Divola

R01F07, 1996 - 1997

Archival pigment print, welded aluminum frame with plexi glazing

34h x 24w in

Framed: 34 1/2h x 24 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

#3 of 8

JD001

John Divola

R01F30, 1996 - 1997

Archival pigment print, welded aluminum frame with plexi glazing

24h x 34w in

Framed: 24 1/2h x 34 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

#3 of 8

JD002

Edward Ruscha

Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966

NFS

EdR001

Uta Barth

Deep Blue Day (12.5), 2012

Inkjet Prints face-mounted against matte acrylic, framed in painted aluminum frame, two panels

37h x 39 3/4w in

Framed: 37 3/4h x 40 1/2w x 2d in

#3 of 6

UB001

Sharon Lockhart

NÕ-no Ikebana, arranged by Haruko Takeichi, December 1, 2002 (December 14-17), 2003

Five chromogenic prints

20 3/4h x 27 1/4w in

Framed: 21 1/2h x 28w x 1 1/2d in

#4 of 6

SL001

Stephen Berens

Through thick fog and mist & The air was so dusty, 2017
Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, June 10 -11, 1967, Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California

Ultrachrome archival print

23 1/2h x 56 1/2w in

Framed: 23 1/2h x 56 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

SB001

Stephen Berens

Gentle winds & The moon, watery and pale is up, 2018
Grateful Dead House, 1966/Chosen Family Commune 1967-69, Marin County, CA Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865, Appomattox, VA

Ultrachrome archival print

35h x 241w in

SB002

George Legrady

Coliseum, 2015

Lenticular photographic print mounted on dibond

64h x 95w in

Framed: 65 1/2h x 96 1/2w x 2 3/4d in

#1 of 3

LG001

Dinh Q Lê

View From Above (Double Standing Portrait), 2017

C-print, linen tape

63h x 42w in

Framed: 68 1/4h x 48 1/4w x 2 1/4d in

DQL001

Tim Hawkinson

Twist, 2017

Inkjet prints on wood panel

86h x 20w x 1 3/4d in

TH007

Augusta Wood

HF, JM, RL, Posy (1983, 1985, 1996, 2002, 2008), 2010

Chromogenic Print 

29.75 x 38.5 inches

Press Release

FRAMING TIME
 

UTA BARTH STEPHEN BERENS JOHN DIVOLA ROBBERT FLICK TIM HAWKINSON

DINH Q LÊ GEORGE LEGRADY ∙ SHARON LOCKHART ED RUSCHA AUGUSTA WOOD

 

EXHIBITION DATES: JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019 6-8 PM

(Los Angeles, CA) - DENK gallery is pleased to present Framing Time, a group exhibition featuring photography-based works by ten contemporary artists with formative or working connections to Los Angeles. Each artist approaches the concept of temporality with unique and evocative applications of a medium that inherently lends itself to the capture of time. With projects ranging from the poetic and conceptual to the obsessively documentary, Framing Time presents investigations of its passing and ephemera from its arrest. In place of the static snapshot, or frozen 'Kodak moment' - an idea popularized by the company's iconic 60's ad campaign - these artists offer complex and layered sequences of photographic imagery, redistributing the visual narrative of the medium somewhere between the cinematic and the experiential. 

Framing Time features critical works by Uta Barth, Stephen Berens, John Divola, Robbert Flick, Tim Hawkinson, Dinh Q Lê, George Legrady, Sharon Lockhart, Ed Ruscha, and Augusta Wood, all of whom have pushed the boundaries of photography in experimental ways. Shared among the examples from this group of artists is an interest in the medium's living dimensions, and its potential, to capture movement, subtle shifts in environment, incremental changes in observed or staged subjects, and even its sculptural or plastic possibilities through process-oriented interventions. Whether in pursuit of the primary moment, a lost history, a collective view, or an impression of time and place, these works are similarly in search of the physical traces of dead, transient time. This essential haunting, long the indisputable domain of photography, remains as poignant as ever, especially in an age of digital dissimulation and increasing disembodiment. A medium of longing and evasion, it's shadowy dimensions are fugitively caught, offering us the vague evidence of our own mortality.

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