- Kaari Upson Aura Document 2008 Ink-jet print with bleach on paper. 11x8 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist and Maccarone Gallery, New York.
- Kaari Upson The Grotto (detail) 2008-9 Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Maccarone Gallery, New York. Photo by Brian Forrest.
- Lisa Anne Auerbach Hand-Knit Bikini 2002/2008 Ultrachrome print. 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (41.9 x 41.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Lisa Anne Auerbach Never Forget (front) 2007 Merino wool. Size medium. Courtesy the artist and Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Lisa Anne Auerbach.
- Lisa Anne Auerbach Never Forget (back) 2007 Merino wool. Size medium. Courtesy the artist and Gavlak, West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Lisa Anne Auerbach.
- Charlie White Teen and Transgender Comparative Study #1 2008 26 x 36 in. (67.3 x 91.4 cm) Courtesy Loock Gallery, Berlin.
- Charlie White American Minor 2008 Still from Scene 4. 35mm film transferred to Blu-ray disc, color, sound. 7:44 min. Courtesy Loock Gallery, Berlin.
Nine Lives Panel Discussion
Join moderator Michael Ned Holte in a panel discussion with Nine Lives artists Lisa Anne Auerbach, Kaari Upson and Charlie White. As all the artists live and work in L.A., Nine Lives embodies many of the psychic complexities and paradoxes of the city—it is at once beautiful and frightening, refined and unruly. Tireless and prolific, Lisa Anne Auerbach makes work in a wide-range of media including knitting, bicycling, soap-making, photography and writing—she’s practically her a sub-culture of her own. Nine Lives features her handmade sweaters featuring wry jokes and political commentary along with several series of deadpan cover girl/calendar girl photos. Kaari Upson has spent the last four or five years studying a man she’s never met. For her contribution to the exhibition, she’s taken on the iconic Grotto from the Playboy Mansion (a frequent haunt of her main man, Larry), and uses the replica as a site for ridding herself of her subject’s possession over her. Photographer Charlie White ventured into the worlds of teens and transgenders for his new portrait series and his experience researching these communities has inspired a new body of work that’s moved out of Hollywood and into considerably more private terrain. Each of these artists dives head-first into his or her research and obsessions and here they will discuss their individual practices and how their work impacts their personal and professional lives, which often become intertwined.
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