Works by Mitchell Syrop
April 9, 2012 - April 25, 2012
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3001 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Reception: Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00-9:00 PM
3001 Gallery at USC Roski School of Fine Arts is proud to present an exhibition of works by Mitchell Syrop, from April 9th through 25th, 2012
The ambiguities of language and the visual properties of its presentation have long been central concerns for Mitchell Syrop. This presentation will feature works from the “In the Can” series (1986-90) that have been exhibited at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and the Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles. Syrop pairs photographs of microscopic organic structures with familiar slogans drawn from the culture at large. Conditioned to the notion that a caption sheds light on the accompanying image, one tries at first to attach meaning. Both the imagery and text in these works remain ambiguous and seemingly interchangeable. The connections expose the many shifting meanings that language and imagery can carry. While apparently confrontational, the works also provoke introspection. Syrop is represented by Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles.
Syrop's work has been widely exhibited in America and throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. The artist has participated in a number of significant group exhibitions including Forest of Signs, MOCA, Los Angeles (1989). His work is represented in prominent collections, including MOCA, Los Angeles, LACMA, ICP NYC, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art.