January 11 – February 18, 2007
A LACE Street Address Project
Katrin Jurati explores the effect of thought and idea within painting and installation, often using one form of philosophical thought to decode another, destabilizing the possibility of ontological understanding. For this site-specific installation, remnants of thoughts from the past and their continued effects on history in the making are presented through images of broken stone sculptures, fire, dragons, astrological symbols, sickness and the ceratophyllus faciatus (carrier of the bubonic plague).
The Ten Billion Stars That Twinkle In Heaven consists of suspended paintings on silk inspired by Jurati’s photographs taken at The Musee National du Moyan Age in Paris and images of the Middle Ages she found on the internet. The silks are painted with dyes, marker, glitter and black-light paint to create a preponderance of minute details blown up to fantastic proportions. The resulting fabric canopies, curtains and banners stretch across LACE’s front gallery and push toward the storefront windows. Jurati’s sculptural caldron of silk and light emphasizes breakthrough, reorienting notions of viewing from outside LACE’s storefront.
Katrin Jurati was born in the Black Forest of Germany in 1966, and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, N.Y. She received her BS degree from Buffalo State College and her MFA in 2002 from CalArts. Her work has been show by Six Months in Los Angeles, Creative Time in New York, and Schaufenster in Oslo.
This exhibition is organized by Karl Erickson, LACE’s Program Coordinator.
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LACE’s Street Address series is a unique 24/7 exhibition opportunity for site-specific projects at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard designed to engage the attention of the many passersby that traverse Hollywood’s Walk of Fame both day and night. To learn more about this series contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download The Ten Billion Stars That Twinkle In Heaven press release.