HOY SPACE: Farrah Karapetian’s Los Angeles Times
May 22 to August 17, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 22, 5 to 7
Los Angeles-based artist Farrah Karapetian is the fourth artist to engage with VPAM’s HOY SPACE, a new project gallery featuring artists who address current and active contemporary topics in their work and whose practice may extend across media.
This spring, Karapetian has been an artist-in-residence working with ELAC student photographers to create a site-specific artwork for the HOY SPACE called Los Angeles Times. This work is part of “Student Body Politic,” Karapetian’s national investigation of issues of representation in politics and image making.
ELAC’s students examined a number of kinds of images that constitute a visual lexicon of unrest and considered their own artistic and personal relationships to issues of social concern. The work exhibited in the HOY SPACE engages the photogram to reconsider one such iconic image of protest, combining techniques of cameraless photography with performance to produce a multi-layered photographic installation.