Jacob Kassay

Curated library by Paul Sietsema

February 19 - April 15, 2017
Open by appointment

Splinting the building of Reserve Ames with four
stainless steel poles, Jacob Kassay’s installation
DFHJ extends laterally across and through the walls,
piercing each axis of the space. Lined with Braille
characters repeated without syntax, these supports
are embossed with uniform cells of raised pins, each
signifying a separate letter - D, F, H, J - according to
the pattern’s rotation. Aligned to the cardinal
directions of the space - N, E, S, W - the four
interlocking poles form a stockade out of the pivoted
characters, inverting the code’s guiding and ancillary
functions. This closed loop of palindromic letters
traces a perimeter of droning tones, inaudible but
immanent as tactile abstractions:

Previous exhibitions
2013 – present
D'Ette Nogle
K.r.m Mooney
Gedi Sibony
David Muenzer
Jay Heikes | Dieter Roth
Amy Granat
Jenny Monick
Michael E. Smith
Devendra Banhart
Neal Bashor
Kelly Marie Conder
Dominic Mangila
Daniel Payavis
Clare Grill
Roth Heikes book
Jay Heikes and Dieter Roth exhibition book now available

This first publication by Reserve Ames is both the documentation and continuation of Jay Heikes' and Dieter Roth's exhibition at the gallery curated by Laura Fried fall of 2015. Each book has been uniquely embellished by the curator.

Jay Heikes Dieter Roth Laura Fried
Reserve Ames, Los Angeles, 2016
97 pages, softcover
10 x 7 1/2 inches (25.4 x 19.05cm)
Edition of 250

Jonathan Griffin on
K.r.m. Mooney’s “Oscine”

Art Agenda

Jeffrey Stuker on
David Muenzer's "Scalar Daemon"

Art Handler

Suzanne Hudson on
David Muenzer's "Scalar Daemon"


Eli Diner on
David Muenzer's "Scalar Daemon"

Flash Art

David Muenzer's "Scalar Daemon"

Jonathan Griffin on
Jay Heikes Dieter Roth

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

Janna Avner on
David Muenzer's "Scalar Daemon"


Maxwell Williams for
Artsy editorial


Catherine Wagley on
Michael E. Smith

LA Weekly

Suzanne Hudson on
Clare Grill