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Delving into his Cuban nationality, Yoan Capote presents Collective Unconscious at the Jack Shainman Gallery. Capote has long researched history and the particular ways in which shared social experiences can have a formative influence on individuals. In the installation Laboratorio, two large display cases are filled with glass beakers, flasks and petri dishes on which Capote has printed black & white photos of people gathering at political rallies in Havana that he has collected over the years. The work stands as a metaphor for the constructed nature of history.
At the Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Lisa Hoke is showing Attention Shoppers!, an exhibition of mixed media constructions that run the gamut from monumental to intimate in size. Attention Shoppers! is a continuation of Hoke’s decades-long interest in global consumption with a particular interest in the marketing of processed foods. With access to a trove of paper-based, printed packaging materials in a mostly primary, high-keyed colour palette, Hoke creates high-relief wall pieces, as well as freestanding sculptures with intricate patterns that are not concerned about showing product names and logos.
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Society’s collective fixation with delving into events and relationships of the past are of particular interest to LA-based Joshua Dildine whose show Notating Hi Pops is on at Freight & Volume. Dildine believes this constant recollection ultimately reshapes our memories. Putting this notion into practice, Dildine appropriates family photographs, prints them onto canvas, and paints over them in response to his own ideas about that particular event. Playing on the meaning of perspective, various works are hung upside down or on their sides, as if dimensions in time were colliding.