Space Between Symbols: New Cuts
by Corrie Siegel
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Exhibition runs from January 25th- March 26th Monday- Friday 10 am- 4 pm
Pritzker Gallery, Dotorot Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel
“Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being”
– Hannah Arendt
New Cuts is an exhibition of flat and sculptural works created from single sheets of paper. Alternately delicate and spiked, the works are formed by overlaid matrixes of texts that are incised to obscure the original message and reveal a pattern composed of symbols. Each piece is built from statements made during the rise of the Third Reich or the Trump Administration. Through the form of a traditional paper-cut; these loaded texts are abstracted into jagged landscapes and fragile lace.
Corrie Siegel is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Mining individual and collective histories, she uses labor intensive approaches to occupy a position between objectivity and interpretation. Her projects have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, Mousse magazine, Droste Effect, and Flash Art International. She received her BFA from Bard College and is currently pursuing an MFA with a concentration in Curatorial and Critical Studies from University of California, Irvine. She is currently an Armory Fellow. Siegel was also a Word grantee, and was awarded fellowships from Dream Lab, Culture Lab, and Six Points. She is the director of Actual Size Los Angeles. Actual Size collaborates with established and emerging artists to activate the exhibition experience and engage the public.