March 30, 2019 - April 27, 2019
MARCH 30 – APRIL 27, 2019
Ochi Projects is pleased to present Claudia Parducci’s, 23 Columns. This is Parducci’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. 23 Columns will be on view from March 30 – April 27, 2019 with an opening reception Saturday, March 30, from 6-9pm.
The central focus of Parducci’s exhibition consists of twenty-three 16’, hand-knit jute pillars spanning from floor to ceiling. Arranged in a staggered grid measuring approximately 14 feet square, they reference the twenty-three interior columns of the Parthenon that surrounded the monumental statue of Athena. Over the two years Parducci spent knitting these pillars, she considered the gendered aspects of labor, and the symbolic significance of the physical remnants of Western history. Appearing, but failing to be structurally supportive, Parducci’s knit columns, along with related sculptures and drawings, address the dual nature of societies that build, and then ultimately destroy themselves. Through the substitution of a traditionally feminine craft as the means of production, Parducci considers these recurring cycles in history and wonders about the possibilities of a society built from a female perspective.
Los Angeles-based artist Claudia Parducci’s work spans a multi-disciplinary practice that includes drawing, painting, and sculpture. Since receiving her MFA from CalArts in 2006 Parducci’s work has been shown in Los Angeles, nationally and internationally, most recently at MAAAC Museum in Cisternino, Italy.
Join Claudia Parducci, Elizabeth Tremante and Phyllis Green for a conversation at the gallery.
Phyllis Green began her career as an artist, educator and curator in Los Angeles in 1981. Her practice integrates gender politics and the sphere of craft. Though she has worked in video, installation and performance, Green is primarily an object maker who represents the body. Her sculpture has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally for forty years. She is the recipient of individual artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the City of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Monica and most recently The California Community Foundation (2019). The J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named her a Fellow in Fine Arts in 2014.
Elizabeth Tremante is a painter with a background in performance art. She performed with The Elizabeths, and she is a member of the LA Art Girls. She has shown work and /or performed at LACE, The Getty Center, The Situation Room, The Tack Room, Jancar Gallery and Christopher Grimes Gallery. She received her MFA from Stanford University.