THOMAS DEMAND: THE DAILIES
THE ARTIST IN CONVERSATION WITH
CURATOR RUSSELL FERGUSON
FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING
SEPTEMBER 12th, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
"Working within the parameters of his established practice, Thomas Demand creates carefully formed paper and card sculptures, a parallel world which is photographed and then destroyed. In contrast to his usual practice of depicting scenes that are typically culled from news media, Demand created The Dailies by sourcing his personal cell phone photographs. These commonplace scenes portray anonymous, everyday moments, like a cup placed in a chain-link fence, or a plant seen behind a frosted glass window. They show a world that is familiar but out of reach, like the dancing colored pins on a clothesline, suspended somewhere between the overfamiliar and the hallucinatory - as if a chance apparition glimpsed momentarily, before it vanishes into its habitat".
In conjunction with the release of MACK Books' brand-new, complete edition of The Dailies, Thomas Demand will be discussing the series along with his career and working methods with noted Los Angeles-based curator, author, and professor Russell Ferguson, who has included the artist's images in his "Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition" exhibition currently at The Hammer.
This presentation will held in the Helms Bakery Design Atrium at 8745 Washington Boulevard - 500 feet west of Arcana - at 4:15 sharp to be followed by a book signing and reception at the shop hosted by the This presentation will held in the Helms Bakery Design Atrium at 8745 Washington Boulevard - 500 feet west of Arcana - at 4:15 sharp to be followed by a book signing and reception at the shop hosted by the Photographic Arts Council / Los Angeles.