January 21 – February 18, 2012
Opening Saturday, January 21st, 6-10pm
Jancar Jones Gallery is excited to announce an exhibit of new work by David Berezin, comprised of a selection of photographs and videos.
David Berezin creates compositions by collaging recognizable signifiers that beg to be read narratively, yet their meanings can only be inferred. His work mimics the styles of commercial photography but is wholly made with low-resolution stock photo samples on the computer. By invoking the medium of photography he creates a platform where the viewer expects to interpret an image and deduce specific meaning. While narrative is compositionally implied, the final photographs bear no information beyond the immediately identifiable characteristics of each respective image contained within.
As with his photographs, his videos vacillate between the stock and the specific and often simulate part of an existing piece of media, such as a title sequence or a line of credits. While they appear to be found or stock footage, they are original videos shot by the artist. Whereas his collages imply narrative content by depicting key signifiers, his videos are bookends of the implied content. In both his photographic and video work, Berezin is concerned with the cultural legibility and reception of objects and where, how, and if meaning can be made.
David Berezin was born in Los Angeles and received his BFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. This will be his second solo show with the gallery and his first in Los Angeles.
The opening of Berezin’s show will mark the inauguration of Jancar Jones Gallery’s new space at 1031 N. Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
For more information please contact Eric Renehan Jones or Ava Jancar at email@example.com or visit www.jancarjones.com. Jancar Jones Gallery is located at 1031 N. Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5pm and by appointment
Jancar Jones Gallery
1031 N. BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012