Ever wondered what it’s like to be an amoeba? A tropical plant? A cockroach? With these questions in mind, Classic Cars West is pleased to announce our opening exhibition for 2018. Things Change is a collection of stop motion videos and large-scale sculpture works by Oakland artist Lauren Corden from 2014-present. Corden’s papier mâché and exaggerated soft-sculptures will create an immersive make-believe environment, while her stop-motion video work reveals detailed and humorous views of the unseen processes of daily life.
With a blend of scientific observation and synthetic creativity, household objects take on a new life beyond their conventional uses. Fridge scraps and collected junk play out the roles of decomposition, and loose yarn becomes duplicating chromosomes.
In her video works, the comfortable distance of a camera lens will allow the viewer to explore some of the subtle horrors of the familiar as it becomes the unfamiliar. Corden’s larger-than-life sculptures are drawn from these video works, and will transform the gallery space into a fantastic escape from reality. However, this escape is into the infra-real, where shifts in scale and perspective renew our fascination with what surrounds us.
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