Fresh Musk

October 9 – November 6, 2014

LA-based artist Karl Haendel opened Fresh Musk: a collection of original artwork curated by students at the Archer School for Girls.

Haendel states that his “goal is to challenge viewers to move more slowly and with greater awareness through the stream of words and images in order to reveal how these signs make meaning and shape our experience.” His drawings and installations explore how our culture has used images to produce values and beliefs, and how the images we produce reflexively re-shape these frameworks.

A public gallery opening and reception for the artist was held on Thursday, October 9.

Sky Edenfield, student in the gallery class, states: “We’re thrilled to share Mr. Haendel’s work with our community. We feel the discussions his work inspires, particularly surrounding gender roles in adolescents, are vital to our community.”

Haendel received a BA from Brown University in 1998 and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. He also studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Guggenheim Museum, New York. He has been included in the California Biennial (2004, 2008), Prospect Biennial (2011), La Bienniale de Lyon (2013) and the Whitney Biennial (2014). He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Yvon Lambert, Paris.

 

Photos courtesy of the Archer Oracle