The vocabulary of early nineteenth-century picturesque landscape architecture is almost entirely alien to contemporary ears. Clumps, lumps, masses, groups, belts, hollows – these are a few of a vast catalog of objects that once belonged to design and have long since been absorbed into colloquial ubiquity. While the disciplinary meaning of these terms requires historical recovery, the project around which they were organized is entirely familiar.
Join Jai & Jai Gallery for the opening of The LADG’s “Houses & The Figures That Go in Them”—Friday, August 7th from 8.00-11.00 p.m.
exhibition: The LADG (Andrew HOLDER & Claus Benjamin FREYINGER), “Houses & The Figures That Go in Them.”
Friday, 08/07 (opening reception)
8.00–11:00 p.m. / Jai & Jai Gallery
648 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, 90012
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
The LADG (Andrew HOLDER, Claus Benjamin FREYINGER, & James CHESTNUT): Consider, as a problem of material and form, a litter of piglets suckling at the teats of a plump sow. The language of formal analysis is not readily equipped to describe this situation. The disposition of one pig against another does not appear to be regulated by clear systems of repetition and adjacency. The pig bodies themselves resist decomposition as assemblages of skin and structure; they are too fat—all fat, in fact. What formal analysis struggles to rationalize, the languages of character and posture easily accommodate: the piglets nestle and suckle; the sow sprawls; obese bodies squeeze and abut one another.