8674 Melrose Avenue (West Hollywood)
January 28, 2010
8674 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90048
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
LAND, in collaboration with the Calvin Klein Collection, presented a special installation of four films, never before screened in Los Angeles, by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West. West makes 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm films by manipulating the film celluloid to a level of performance. The film emulsion might be doused with perfume, alcohol, mascara, or pepper spray, skateboarded on, kissed, or dragged through tar pits. West’s practice is characteristically influenced by urban mythology, folklore, and popular culture, and often addresses issues of the body, of gender, and of self-presentation.