"APPARATUS" Curated by Tim Barber @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Jul 11, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

"APPARATUS" Curated by Tim Barber @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
M+B is pleased to announce APPARATUS, a group exhibition curated by Tim Barber. The exhibition will be on view from July 11 through August 31, 2013, with an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Barber's curation will feature a bunch of artists who have been in the magazine before, including Asger Carlsen, Ryan McGinley, Jerry Hsu, Deanna and Ed Templeton and Santiago Mostyn.

Apparatus is a group exhibition, curated by Tim Barber, that brings together an eclectic mix of artworks that deal in some form with the human form. That form, our form, is represented in a multitude of ways: as gesture, as icon, as idol, as Eros, as object, as abstraction, as tool, as mirror, as fantasy, as self, as joke, as real, as fake. An apparatus is a set of materials or equipment designed for a particular use. The word can also be used to describe the body, and the inner-workings of the body-anatomical or cytological parts functioning together. We are each an apparatus, built out of apparatuses, down to the cellular level. As a group, this collection of artworks forms a new kind of apparatus, one who's designated use changes with each new set of eyes.

Participating artists include Daniel Arnold, Asger Carlsen, Jeanette Hayes, Jerry Hsu, Sandy Kim, Andrew Kuo, Ryan McGinley, Santiago Mostyn, Jason Nocito, Brad Phillips, Charlie Roberts, Brea Souders, Aurel Schmidt, Kate Steciw, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton.

(caption above: Brea Souders, Rosie, 2012, archival pigment print, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 8)