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Honor Fraser Gallery is pleased to present new works by Victoria Fu in booth B1 at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 27-29, 2017.

Victoria Fu uses film, light, photography, sculpture, and video to explore the virtual space of moving images and our haptic engagement with the digital. Often presented in multilayered installations, Fu’s artworks inform one another, calling attention to confluences of architectural spaces, human bodies, and digital images. Incorporating clips sourced from the internet and original film and video footage manipulated with visual effects in postproduction, Fu’s videos are often installed to interact with the surrounding architecture to create an immersive environment of images. Created through a layering of analog and virtual processes and referencing Man Ray’s early “rayographs,” Fu’s photographs present layers of projected light, shadow, and images while her “photo objects”—wood structures that are overlaid with photographic images and that span corners—mimic projections. Together, Fu’s moving and still images offer simultaneous “real” and “virtual” spaces, suggesting an increasingly porous boundary between these realms. Exploring the flexibility of digital image files that can be manipulated or adapted to various sites and circumstances, Fu uses representation and abstraction in her recent works to examine the semiotic function of images.

For Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Fu will present a video installation accompanied by photographs and photo objects. Additionally, ??!?! will debut in the form of a take-away poster produced by Rakish Light Press and a neon sculpture. Fu’s design was inspired by Rakish Light Press’s invitation to make a poster in response to the inauguration of the forty-fifth President of the United States.

Victoria Fu was born in Santa Monica, California and lives in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, a Master of Arts from University of Southern California, and a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. Her two-person exhibition with Matt Rich will open at The Suburban in Milwaukee, WI on May 21, 2017. One-person exhibitions of her work have been presented at Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (2016); Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, Columbus, OH (2015); The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD (2015); University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA (2014); Anderson Hall Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2013); and Savannah College of Art + Design, Savannah, GA (2009).

Her work has been included in thematic exhibitions and screenings such as Open Window, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Vision Quest, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2015); 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2014); IX Bienal de Nicaragua, Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, Managua, Nicaragua (2014); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (2013); Film Forum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2011); and No Heroics Please, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA (2005).

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Opening Night:
Thursday, January 26, 7–9pm

Fair hours:
Friday, January 27, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 28, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 29, 11am–6pm

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