Bullet (p)roof • artificial interference
curated by Kio Griffith + Bryan Ida
November 19, 2016 – January 14, 2017 (extended from Jan. 7)
George Billis Gallery Los Angeles
2716 S. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90034
Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 5-8 pm
These five contemporary artists from Japan investigate the mediation between user and physical materials through scale, color, accuracy and context, transposing the macro to the micro and injecting it vice versa – adapting the sense of touch to feel scalar shifts that the body cannot accomplish on its own – upscaling of human strength to handle hard materials and downscaling of the human touch sense to dial in and sensitively feel the materials.
The title, “Bullet (p)roof • artificial interference,” is an analogy of how the world has become a progressively designed dogma under a blue sky of global security that cannot guarantee our livelihood or well-being in an overcapacitated informational labyrinth.