Exhibition Announcement

Aimee Friberg: History of the Undeniable
December 10, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 10th, 6-10pm

Museum & Crane is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Aimee Friberg. In History of The Undeniable, her first solo show in Los Angeles, Friberg brings two of her photographic series into conversation with each other. On view are works from The Lost Film Stills, History of the Undeniable, and an installation that incorporates video imagery with detritus from the forest.

The Lost Film Stills are individual photographs that each have their own distinct imagined narratives. In this imaginary world, these images are documents of films that have been lost or forgotten. The titles of each image reference filmmakers and films that have influenced the artist’s vision and are variations on ideas cut or destroyed in the editing process. The Lost Film Stills are, in essence, abstracted landscapes which function as imagined narratives. The context, which would add meaning or significance to the individual image has been misplaced. What remains is an evocation of another story on celluloid, befuddled yet, familiar. This series is Friberg’s homage to visual artists such as James Turrell and Maria Nordman, and filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky and Chris Marker--- artist-shamans who shift awareness of the object to awareness of an experience- where time is transcendental and memory is collectively acquired and preserved.

In her new body of work History Of The Undeniable, Friberg reduces the photographic experience to the textual definition of the medium: to draw with light. Shot primarily in the forests near where Friberg grew up as a child, this series investigates the ethereal through emotive picture making. Again, light is her subject; these are intimate and personal portraits of time and place.

Aimee Friberg has exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Washington’s Henry Art and Jacob Lawrence Galleries, the Kitchen Center for Media in New York, the Havana International Film Festival and various galleries in the US and in Mexico. She has curated, judged and presented films for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Havana International Film Festival, the Barcelona Jewish Film Festival, the San Francisco Cinematheque and her former art and film space Gallery Extraña in Berkeley, California.

The opening reception will also include a musical performance by special guest, Money Mark (http://brushfirerecords.com/artists/moneymark/). Other performances throughout the exhibition will include Friberg’s own experimental light + sound duo Freemountain Pulsewave (http://freemountainpulsewave.com/) and several others to be confirmed. Performance dates and times will be available on our website: www.museumandcrane.com . RSVP’s are required.

The exhibition opening will coincide with the Northeast L.A. Art Walk and will be free and open to the public.

Aside from the opening reception, the gallery is by appointment only. Please email info@museumandcrane.com to schedule a visit.