Mark Grotjahn
November 12December 19, 1998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Blum & Poe is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Mark Grotjahn, November 12 through December 19.

Grotjahn will present perspectival paintings, line drawings and examples of an ongoing sign exchange project. Grotjahn's highly personalized work abuts the everyday up against and filters it through the formal conventions of pop art, conceptualism, performance and pure mark making.

While the perspective paintings formally confront idealized space and the line drawings highlight a more interior fantasy, the sign exchange project articulates a more performative engagement with the everyday through verbal and physical exchanges with the people who make and use signs to articulate an object in the space of the commodity. This engagement is the foundation through which all of the work is laced.

There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, November 12, from 6-8 PM. Please contact Kirsten Biller at 310 453 8311 with any questions.