Steven Y. Wong

To View a Plastic Flower

February 13 – April 19, 2020

Featured new works by Abigail Raphael Collins, T. Kim-Trang Tran and Samira Yamin, To View a Plastic Flower explores themes of interconnectivity, perspectivism, and the poetics (as well as politics) of conflict. The exhibition takes the format of three discrete installations framed by each artist's point of view. Through this format, and the implications of mass media, each work registers the presence and absence of information to enact a theater of mediated engagement set within our seemingly peculiar socio- and geopolitical times.

Abigail Raphael Collins, installation view. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In the Box. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Samira Yamin, installation view Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
Samira Yamin, (Refractions) September 21, 2015-II, wheel-cut optical glass and TIME magazine page, mounted on Sintra, 2020. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
T. Kim-Trang Tran, Movements: Battles and Solidarity, video and embroidered screen, 2020. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.

Abigail Raphael Collins, installation view. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Abigail Raphael Collins, Out of Play: In the Box. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Samira Yamin, installation view Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. Samira Yamin, (Refractions) September 21, 2015-II, wheel-cut optical glass and TIME magazine page, mounted on Sintra, 2020. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane. T. Kim-Trang Tran, Movements: Battles and Solidarity, video and embroidered screen, 2020. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Photo by Jeff Mclane.
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