Brian Dario and Christian Tedeschi

Curated library by Leslie Dick

July 9 - August 20, 2017
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Previous exhibitions
2013 – present
Jenny Monick
Jacob Kassay
D'Ette Nogle
K.r.m Mooney
Gedi Sibony
David Muenzer
Jay Heikes | Dieter Roth
Amy Granat
Jenny Monick
Michael E. Smith
Devendra Banhart
Hamptons
Neal Bashor
Kelly Marie Conder
Dominic Mangila
Daniel Payavis
Clare Grill
Roth Heikes book
Jay Heikes and Dieter Roth exhibition book ( PDF )

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






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Brian Dario and Christian Tedeschi

July 9 – August 20, 2017

Curated library by Leslie Dick

In their exhibition at Reserve Ames, Brian Dario and Christian Tedeschi seem to ask the found objects and discarded, purchased, and artist-fabricated materials they combine into singular works “what aren’t you now?”

Tedeschi uses methods of submersion—encasing and inserting objects within molds of themselves, while Dario tends more toward hyphenation, via methods of attachment and proximity. For instance, a sculpture by Dario might read: rock-fan; whereas a sculpture by Tedeschi might read: rFoAcNk. Both artists work with a sense of potential motion and rest; the prior use and history of the objects may be only tangential. Instead of leveraging the past, the sculptures are situated within a present moment of consciousness.

Reserve Ames exhibitions are accompanied by a library of texts an invited guest curates from their own collection. For Brian Dario's and Christian Tedeschi’s exhibition books were selected by the artist, writer and educator Leslie Dick. The selection of books was inspired by an ongoing conversation that began when Dario studied with Dick in 2016.