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KAREN LOFGREN : RITUAL LANDSCAPE

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 - MARCH 22, 2015
KAREN LOFGREN: Ritual Landscape 

royale projects : contemporary art is proud to present a new immersive installation by Los Angeles-based artist Karen Lofgren. 

Karen Lofgren transforms objects and environments through process and research centered work where the familiar is shaken from its foundation, posing questions of belief, and value. In her multi-room installation at royale projects, materials for building, infrastructure, and decorating such as sand and metals are lovingly shaped into highly charged, immersive and animistic sculptural works and embodied environments. 

A 2,000 year old ceramic figure is permanently entombed within a vessel resembling a giant pearl. Oversized grave goods, or symbolic adornments animate the body of the architecture, and move their scale to monumental. Black sand structures of “Envy the Ocean!” appear in a state of simultaneous growth or destruction, watchfully following viewers in the space. Interlocking brass poles dominate the dance of "Celestial Pigsty”, a room installation taking its name from a constellation of Chinese astronomy. With content intertwining history, sex work, the night sky, the spirit world, and abandoned structures, "Ritual Landscape" offers a new vantage point of the world shifting under our feet.