Joy and Misery
Christopher Badger, Jackson Fledermaus, Sarah Lowing, Center for
Tactical Magic, Anna Mayer, Deirdre McConnell, Karthik Pandian, Devon
Tsuno, and Conrail Twitty
October 25 to November 22, 2008
Opening Saturday October 25 from 7-10pm
Five Thirty Three is proud to announce Joy and Misery, curated by Ben
Shaffer, as a continuation of their exhibitions focusing on
contemporary art crafted by young and emerging artists.
Joy and Misery are emotions that exist together, both in contradiction
and collaboration. The work in this exhibition creates a space in
which these dualities simultaneously emerge. It poses questions,
raises possibilities, and meditates on the current state of
contemporary events and individual views.
The exhibition subconsciously addresses the human ability to manifest
and regard how opposites create a contradictory understanding of the
center of existence, and questions what that center is.
"Whenever one moves out of the transcendent one comes into a field of
opposites. One of the problems of life is to live with the realization
of both terms, that is to say, I know the center and I know that good
and evil are simply temporal aberrations, and that in God's view,
there is no difference."-Joseph Campbell
Artists presenting work in the show are Christopher Badger, Jackson
Fledermaus, Sarah Lowing, Center for Tactical Magic, Anna Mayer,
Deirdre McConnell, Karthik Pandian, Devon Tsuno, and Conrail Twitty.
Five Thirty Three is located at 533 Los Angeles St., 2nd Floor in
downtown Los Angeles between 5th and 6th Streets. The exhibition
opens on Saturday October 25 and runs until November 22. An opening
reception for the artists will be held on Saturday October 25 from
7-10pm. The Gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 7-10pm and
Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Phone: (213) 627-1541.
The opening will also feature live performances by Fresher Flesh,
Telematique, and Squarepeg Roundhole.