June 20, 2014/posted in: Exhibitions

Mirrors, Marks and Loops on view at Locks Gallery

Jun 6-July 26, 2014

Locks Gallery is pleased to present Mirrors, Marks & Loops, an exhibition of new pieces by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, on view June 6th through July 26th, 2014. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, June 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A gallery talk and panel discussion about collecting video art will be held on July 17th at 6 pm.

Each an accomplished artist in their own right, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib have worked collaboratively on film, sound, photographs, and video installations since 2008. Much of this new work was realized through their recent residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada and at Headlands Center for the Arts in California. Collaboration is an integral approach for the artists who have routinely worked with outside visual artists, musicians, writers, sound artists, poets, and puppeteers on elements of their videos and installations.

This exhibition is a departure from their recent gallery-scale video installations and presents a constellation of discrete pieces representing the duo’s varied approaches to the moving image and its history. Working fluidly between digital and analog techniques, the artists propose a new framework for considering documentary impulses and manufactured illusions in time-based media. By reimagining historical references that range from the architectural to the literary, Hironaka and Suib stray from the predominance of cinema within filmic history.