Lewis Klahr: Porcelain Gods
1206 Maple Ave, Ste 1005, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jun 1, 2024
Lewis Klahr’s exhibition “Porcelain Gods” opens on Saturday, April 27th with a reception from 6-9pm. On display are prints from the artist’s collage novel, Porcelain Gods that is an adaptation of Jean Luc Godard’s film Contempt and Alberto Moravia’s novel, on which the film is based. The images are sequenced by the artist to tell a compressed, poetic version of the story that is central to both the film and the novel. His recent film, 5 Days Till Tomorrow (2022), is also part of the exhibition. The film– characteristic of the artist’s work– uses fantasy comic book characters to inhabit 1970’s futuristic architectural photographs. Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977 working successively in Super 8, then 16mm, and now digital. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic collage films, which use found images and sound to explore the intersection of memory and history. Klahr’s films have screened extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia – in venues such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial (3 times), the New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, The Tate Modern, the Pompidou Center, Redcat, MOCA and the LA County Museum of Art. Lewis Klahr lives in Los Angeles and teaches full time in the Theater School of the California Institute of the Arts.