Intrigued by the potential found in the every day and the unspectacular, Post and Nolan collaborate on a site-specific installation that looks toward the Lawndale Art Center itself for inspiration. Activities that relate to the everyday operations of the art space form a framework for choreographed scenarios and objects in this collaborative time-based installation.
Time and space for art: with an emphasis on studio activity rather than product, the post-minimalist work of the 70’s is an art historical touchstone for both artists. Post-minimalism’s focus on action and the vernacular is echoed in their ongoing practice. Parallels may be drawn between the present moment and that of the economic downturn of the 1970’s. Just as then, it is a good time for art.
In the media installations of Linda Post, a choreography of the everyday emerges as simple actions are performed and systematized. Jim Nolan’s off-hand and irreverent work combines the aesthetics of working-class labor and underground music culture with the language of Minimalism. This project is their first major collaboration.