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Lia Halloran, The World Is Bound with Secret Knots

DCKT Contemporary (Bowery)
195 Bowery, 212-741-9955
East Village / Lower East Side
October 13 - November 11, 2006
Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 - 8 PM
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This will be the artist’s first New York exhibition. The six figure paintings in the show explore physical forces of nature and the possibilities of how these forces interact with, intersect and fragment the body. Halloran’s paintings are inspired by physics and unseen natural forces around us such as light, motion, dissipation, centrifugal forces, gravity and magnetism. Laws of physics that are familiar and observable become just as important as the figures they interact with. The figures lie in an unresolved point between giving in and becoming overtaken, experiential in their environments.

The title of the show, taken from an exhibit at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, is a reference to magnetism and connectivity. Magnetic attractions and repulsions are attributed to governing everything from particles, planetary action, tides, wind, love, sympathy and hatred; all are ruled by this force of nature. Halloran’s paintings explore the idea that familiar forces around us play more intimate roles than simply providing us with glue to the earth.

Halloran is a 2001 MFA graduate from the Yale University School of Art and a 1999 BA graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited at Sandroni Rey in Los Angeles and will be included in Space is the Place, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International opening November 18 at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI.
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