Gallery 478 is pleased to present Un-Sense of Self, recent photographs by Bruce Ecker. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception on First Thursday, December 2, from 6 – 9 PM.
Comprised of images selected from the series Son of Clownfaced, Sherman’s March – The Hair Campaign, and Narcissis, the work could be described as a kind of situational self-parody. The German concept of Romantic Irony advised that the acknowledgement of artifice and the pursuit of self- parody yielded a determined lightness of being in the face of the absurdity and chaos of life – the ultimate freedom since it allows one to rise above oneself.
In these photographs the sole human presence is that of the artist himself as surrogate, foil, deviant, and clown. Devoid of the elaborate staging and atmospheric effects of works by Robert ParkeHarrison, Ecker’s images are startlingly clear and unambiguous, simultaneously threatening and humorous.
Curated by Ray and Arnee Carofano, Un-Sense of Self runs through February 25, 2011.
Live music by IN CONTEMPT 9PM – 12AM
Reception: First Thursday, December 2, 6 – 9 PM
Gallery 478 is located at 478 W. Seventh St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM and by appointment. For visuals or additional information please call 310-732-2150.
This exhibition funded in part by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.
By Jim McKinniss