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Opening viewing for “Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome” on Saturday, January 22

Opening viewing event for "Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome"

Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome

Opening viewing from 4-6pm, Saturday, January 22, 2022

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Mackey Apartments Garage Top

1137 S. Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

The MAK Center for Art & Architecture presents Inverted Dome, an exhibition of new work by Kristin Posehn at the Mackey Apartments Garage Top. Inverted Dome is an inquiry into the dynamics of light, technology, and perception generated by public architecture.

The exhibition’s central feature is an installation that reimagines the U.S. Capitol Dome as an inverted, open, and almost unrecognizable structure made of mirror, reflecting back both the environment and itself. Images of the Capitol Dome are continuously propagated by media organizations of all kinds—reproduced on web pages, news broadcasts, and social feeds—as if the building’s image has come to represent structures of power that are otherwise too abstract to locate. The room-sized installation is a container for holding and focusing light and its refractions, becoming a site for reflection on virtual mediation and transparency.

Inverted Dome references historical works of California light and space; augmented realities; architectures of the metaverse; considerations of public and private space; presence and absence; Monument to the Third International by Vladimir Tatlin; cryptography; information theory; and the mediation of power in daily life.

The exhibition includes an installation, a sequence of digital studies released online throughout the duration of the show, and a publication, which together suggest new spatial and experiential possibilities for public architecture.

Inverted Dome is organized by Aurora Tang. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Pasadena Art Alliance and the MAK Center Patron Program.

Next solo exhibition: “Inverted Dome” at MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Inverted Dome

Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome

January 22, 2022 – March 5, 2022

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Mackey Apartments Garage Top

1137 S. Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

The MAK Center for Art & Architecture presents Inverted Dome, an exhibition of new work by Kristin Posehn at the Mackey Apartments Garage Top. An inquiry into the dynamics of light, technology, and perception generated by our public buildings, Inverted Dome features Posehn’s ongoing research into iconic domes. Domes have long served as potent architectural symbols, crowning churches, temples, and secular seats of state and institutional power. The exhibition’s central feature is a large-scale sculpture that decomposes, reformulates, and reimagines the United States Capitol Dome.

Inverted Dome includes an architectural sculpture, digital works, and a publication that suggest new spatial and experiential possibilities for public architecture and a reimagined Capitol Dome.

Inverted Dome is organized by Aurora Tang. For more information, please visit the MAK Center for Art and Architecture website.

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel

A review of SUBSTRATA by The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel titled “Memories of Myst: Substrata, a new artist-run virtual exhibition, is like entering a magical afterlife” is available for view here.

I felt that this space added value by taking the viewer into an environment that is otherwise not available to us in real life. A good use of VR in creating a magical space that invites exploration as opposed to recreating a white cube gallery facsimile. Won Ju Lim’s and Kristin Posehn’s works stood out to me for their fitting use of the medium. – Dhiren Dasu

Before Covid-19 hit, I was lucky to enjoy clear water diving inside the cenotes in Tulum, Mexico. I would liken Epoch’s Substrata to that experience but in artistic terms. Among the presented works, certain pieces such as Kristin Posehn’s Cloud Flippening (2020) and Won Ju Lim’s Kiss T4 (2020) defy gravity, making the virtual context well worthwhile. – Seol Park Zappas

More information about Cloud Flippening, an architectural sculpture included in SUBSTRATA, can be found here.

Cloud FlippeningCloud Flippening, 2020

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by Matt Stromberg and Elisa Wouk Amino

A review of SUBSTRATA written by Matt Stromberg and Elisa Wouk Amino was included in Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for February 2021 at Hyperallergic, and is available for view here.

SUBSTRATA in Hyperallergic 

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by Lindsay Preston Zappas

A review of SUBSTRATA written by Lindsay Preston Zappas was published in KCRW Arts & Culture Stories, and is available for view here.

The architecture for the current show, “Substrata” — which is set in a nondescript snowy glade — was designed by Alice Könitz of Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), another artist-run, shape-shifting exhibition venue. Navigating through Könitz’ virtual pavilion is a warm, light-filled experience that delights with angular and wood-grained surfaces, and surprisingly sends the viewer down a series of spiraling staircases until you finally arrive in a looming cave, artwork dappled throughout. While artworks are splayed throughout all of the many above-ground and sub-terrain levels of the structure, the bottom cave level feels particularly meta — a sound piece by Nikita Gale layers echoed screams, highlighting the eeriness of the space, and a neon work by Kristin Posehn is in the shape of gothic architecture’s flying buttress, yet here it is non-functional, buttressing nothing. – Lindsay Preston Zappas

SUBSTRATA in KCRW