July 18 - August 18, 2016
Lala Abaddon is a New York based multimedia artist, whose work melds theanalog and digital to create beautifully woven photographic tapestries, durational performances and site specific installations. Her work seeks to examine the dual nature of binary relationships with parallels that give shape to their physical existence. In her woven work she integrates many components in her process, capturing her unique images multiple times through a repetitive sequence of traditional analog photographic methods, then arranging the large format prints into precise and deliberate pairings. She continues on to intricately and painstakingly hand cut each print into hundreds of strips and then hand-weave the prints with undulating and complicated patterns designed to convey a specific feeling, eventually leaving us with images within images and compelling the viewer to experience alternate realities or states of being. This process can take months depending on the complexity of the images and weave structures. Many times her work is mistaken for a digital manipulation, and the discovery of it’s true nature by the viewer is integral to the understanding of her process and purpose; to disrupt order, reconstruct historical notions of photography and weaving, and challenge what it means to create something solely for the purpose of creation.
Lala is an Artha Project alumni in New York City. She lives quietly in her home studio with her parrot, Poquito. She is honored to have donated work to auctions benefiting Slideluck and the Happy Hearts Foundation in 2014 and to be donating and volunteering for GrilsClubNY in 2016. She is well focused and extremely motivated to develop her work beyond the levels we have already seen which will be exhibited throughout the year in and outside of NYC, with a solo show at Knew Conscious Gallery in Denver, Colorado, opening December 10, 2016.
Artist's Website: http://www.lalaabaddon.com/