Ali Prosch, Come Undone
March 18 - May 20, 2018
Opening Reception - Sunday, March 18th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Scones and tea will be served.
"Come Undone" explores the nuanced processes of aging and loss. Set against cultural constructions of beauty ideals that pedestal the flawless and utilize digital modes of erasure, this series of new latex sculptures use the language of tactile vulnerability. Prosch offers objects that act as a skin, moving between rest and motion, horror and ecstasy. The artist prods dominant adverse representations and perceptions of aging, while considering the stigmas of trauma and grief. "Come Undone" highlights the power of disorder, metamorphosis and the body in flux.
Ali Prosch is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2009 and her BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Her work considers tropes from the visual canon of the representation of women and the historical contexts thereof. In much of her practice, Prosch takes cues from the depiction of women in film with emphasis on the archetype of woman as witch and other iterations of the monstrous feminine. She is also involved with collaborative projects, such as the artist collective D3: Deliver, Document, Destroy. Her work is in public and private collections including the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), World Class Boxing – the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, MOCA, North Miami, among others. Exhibitions include: Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), MOCA Geffen (LA), REDCAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), Glendale College Art Gallery, Machine Project, Public Fiction, Joan, Elephant Art Space, Charlie James Gallery, (LA), UC Santa Barbara, New Jersey City University, University of Texas, Georgia State University, Locust Projects, Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Sheffield University (UK), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), and White Box (NYC).
Founded in 2012, Bed & Breakfast is a curatorial platform and alternative exhibition space that exists within a personal residence, specifically the bedroom. Through hosting exhibitions, installations, performances, happenings and meals, Bed & Breakfast seeks to blur the line between public and private through a commitment to social interaction as a means to nurture community and collective expression, while continuously addressing the core question of how art, architecture, and hospitality can cross paths.