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1639 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
T: 310 876 0532
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Supperficciones

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YORK CHANG

SUPERFICCIONES

October 4 - November 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 6-8 pm


A book sits on a shelf. Its title accurately describes the nature of its contents, but arouses an equal measure of doubt: Ficciones. This collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges opens with a story about a man searching for a duplicate of a book he owns in an effort to confirm the authenticity of its contents. Time and time again, he finds other books, none of which contain the same information. Instead of finding satisfaction with each confirmation that he possesses a singular object, the protagonist only finds his sense of reality more and more unsettled. The offending entry in the book concerns a territory so fantastic and unbelievable, that only the authority of the book itself, an encyclopedia, lends it any credibility. The protagonist reveals our unstable reliance on the veracity of text and images, and reminds us of our inability to heed semiotician Alfred Korzybski's warning: "the map is not the territory." 
 
In Superficciones, York Chang creates a parallel territory for the viewer to navigate. A rare, 1944 first edition copy of Borges' seminal collection of short fiction is presented, but it is not quite what it seems. A newly discovered story by Borges appears within its pages. The new story is a blueprint for the artist's re-enactment of the protagonist's search for answers to an unsolved mystery. The images and texts produced in these investigations become the source material Chang draws upon to create new works that continue his investigation into the dynamic and interdependent relationship between representations of reality and the experience of reality itself—the possibility of creating a map more vast and rich than the territory it represents. 
 
Superficciones will open October 4th, with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm. It will inaugurate the new location of Greene Exhibitions at 1639 S. La Cienega Blvd. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.
 
York Chang (b. 1973, St. Louis, MO) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received both his J.D. and B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2014, Chang was awarded a California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship for Visual Art.  Recent solo exhibitions include Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles, CA), Greene Exhibitions (Los Angeles, CA), 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles), and PØST Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). He has exhibited with the Fellows for Contemporary Art (FOCA) (Los Angeles, CA), the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University (Orange, CA), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (Los Angeles, CA), and the Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA).


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