Hollywood Forever - Tony Garifalakis, James L Marshall, Takeshi Murata (USA) & Christian Tedeschi (USA)
Opening - 12:00 AM - Thursday, 3rd of November
Artist Talk - 6:00 PM
Running - 3 Nov 2011 - 27 Nov 2011
Feltspace is pleased to present Hollywood Forever, a group exhibition featuring works by artists Tony Garifalakis, James L Marshall, Takeshi Murata & Christian Tedeschi with accompanying text by Robert Seitz. Curated by James L Marshall, the exhibition is named after the Hollywood star cemetery and explores representations of death on the 'big screen'. The exhibition will include sculptural and wall works by Garifalakis, Marshall & Tedeschi and also screen the Australian debut of Murata's "I, Popeye," which premiered in 2010 in the exhibition 'Free' at the New Museum, New York.
Takeshi Murata, Art and The Future, 2011, Pigment print, 83 x 127 cms. Image courtesy of Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco.
Takeshi Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation. He has had previous solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC , Gallery.Sora, Tokyo and The Reliance (The Approach), London. His work has been included in exhibitions at the New Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York, and Gladstone Gallery, New York. Murata currently lives and works in Saugerties, New York. Murata is represented by Ratio 3, San Francisco and Salon 94, New York.www.takeshimurata.com
James L Marshall
James Marshall, The Black Cat (revised), 2011, False wall, fluorescent light fixtures, acrylic paint, conduit, dimensions variable.Photo by Chris Boha.
James L Marshall was born in 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia. He graduated at the University of South Australia in 2011 with a Masters of Visual Art by research. He has had solo exhibitions within South Australia at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia - Project Space, FELTspace & the Australian Experimental Art Foundation - Odradek. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Inflight ARI, Hobart, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles and Co/Lab Art Fair, Los Angeles. Marshall currently lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.www.jameslmarshall.com
Tony Garifalakis, Anti Christ, 2011, C Type print, 29 x 20cms.
Tony Garifalakis graduated with a diploma in Graphic Design at Victoria College, Prahran in 1985 and MFA (Painting) at RMIT University in 1999. Garifalakis has had recent solo exhibitions at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Yautepec, Mexico City, Mexico, ISCP, New York, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne and Hell Gallery, Melbourne. His work has been included in group exhibitions at The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, ISCP Picture Parlour, New York, USA, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, the Palazzo Delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy and Death Be Kind, Melbourne. Garifalakis lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria.www.tonygarifalakis.com
Christian Tedeshci, 40,000,000,000,000 years, 2011, Toilette paper, polyurethane resin dracula head, globe - 129.5 x 102 x variable cms. Photo by Julie Schustack.
Christian Tedeschi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan with a MFA in 2001. Tedeschi has had recent solo exhibitions at Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, Haus Gallery, Los Angeles, California and Woodbury University, San Diego, California. His work has been included in exhibitions at Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, California, L.A.C.E, Hollywood, California, Eyebeam, New York, P4 Gallery, Milan, Italy and Hangplek voor Kunstenaars, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tedeschi lives and works in Los Angeles, California.www.christiantedeschi.net