FandomOctober 18–November 23, 1997
FANDOM, curated by Paul Ha
Fandom presents artists whose work addresses consuming and obsessive love. The fantasies constructed around those we admire and adore can elicit awe and undying devotion. The works in this exhibition are preoccupied with their subjects, from athletes and rock stars, to family members and the self.
Christine Heindl makes paintings in honor of her favorite game — basketball; Claire Jervert looks at concert audience members; CAR, a husband-and-wife collaborative, incessantly subject others to wallet photos of their child; Scott Carpenter documents his own appearances on daytime talk shows; Danny Hobart focuses on a carefully constructed and glamorous presentation of himself; Brian Block makes work imitating famous artists to explore the meaning of “signature style;” Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg capture significant moments from art history, both real and fictional; Kevin Kaempf mixes fantasy with reality in his attempt to meet an artistic idol; Ayad Sinawi paints interiors of museums and then fills them with his fantasy exhibitions; Pauline Yun celebrates fashion designers by collaborating with them in their magazine ads; Michael Rodriguez pays tribute to the black light posters he loved as a teen; Keith Shaw shows DJs at work in British Columbia’s underground scene; Jeff Krulik and John Heyn interview followers of heavy-metal bands in “Heavy Metal Parking Lot”, White Columns is also very excited about the world’s debut screening of “Neil Diamond Parking Lot”!