SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection

January 15 - February 27, 2015
Artist opening and live performance Friday, January 15, 7-9 PM

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present Total Internal Reflection, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Suzy Poling, on view from January 15 – February 27, 2016. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, January 15, from 7-9pm, which will include a live performance by Poling and friends.

Suzy Poling is an artist working in many mediums including photography, sculptural installation, performance art, sound, video, painting, collage, fiber art and silkscreen. Her extensive ouvre of work showcases an iconic visual language and multi-dimensional world referencing artists such as Maholy Nagy and Harry Smith yet very distinctly her own.

The title of the exhibition, Total Internal Reflection shares its name with the optical phenomenon that occurs when traveling light encounters a lesser dense medium, and as a result its path is diverted, such as light passing from glass to air or water to air. The title also invites reference to the mind seeking internal reflection. This new body of work explores cyclical forces of nature, transformation and the phenomenon of sound and light through a single channel video projection, photographs, site-specific sound and light installation and performance. Poling’s light installations experiment with scale and spatial coherence as altered through the use of mirrors, lenses and optics. Poling explains: “Scale is an important component to my work; constructing and shooting from the miniature models allows me to reference vastly massive landscapes, architectural matrices, portals and inter-dimensional space.”

Artist Sanez Gangei will be performing in collaboration with Poling live at the gallery’s opening night reception. The artist reveals much of her photographic process through her live performances utilizing video feedback, mirrored projections; performers in detailed costumes; pulsating sounds and elaborate ritual.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Suzy Poling (b. 1975; Riverview, MI) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA . Poling has had solo shows at Disjecta Center for Art (Portland); Queens Nails Annex (San Francisco), ZG Gallery, (Chicago); and DNJ Gallery, (Santa Monica). She has performed at national and international venues including the Colour Out of Space Festival, (Brighton, UK); Mills College, (Oakland, CA); Yerba Buena Art Center, (San Francisco); and art spaces throughout Europe. Her work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, Wired Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Poling has a BA from Columbia College, Chicago.

Image credits (from left): Suzy Poling, Light Apparition #15, 2015, archival pigment print, 40 x 30 inches; Mirror Crystal System Views 1 & 2, 2013-2015, site-specific light installation and performance
SUZY POLING, Light Apparitions #13, 2015, Archival pigment print, 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
SUZY POLING, Light Apparitions #15, 2015, Archival pigment print, 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
SUZY POLING, Light Apparitions #16, 2015, Archival pigment print, 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
SUZY POLING, Light Apparitions #14, 2015, Archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
SUZY POLING, Light Apparitions #21, 2015, Archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches, Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Current

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

Past

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014