Fourteen30 Contemporary continues our SUMMER SERIES with Cecilia Salama's together again .
12:00 AM Tuesday, July 10 to 11:59 PM Monday, July 16 (PST)
In her video piece together again, Salama shifts her focus to a pubescent female gymnast, who acts as a vessel for further examination of the push and pull of power versus vulnerability, a common thread throughout her work. The footage of the young girl, spliced into and over images of synthetic pastel amalgamations, over Salama's own voice-over, can be seen as blatant objectification and appropriation of childhood, but when viewed through a different lens may be seen as a reclamation of the teenage girl, as writer Laura Warman writes about her work, “centering and desexualization of bodily power… This is the teenage girl if we allow ourselves to value her.”
Cecilia Salama (b. 1990 London, England) is an artist and curator based in New York. Salama's practice ruminates on romantic fantasy, obsession, consumerism and femininity and how these concepts have been affected by our constant use of the internet. Her work has been reviewed by I-D, Milk Magazine, Vice, Hyperallergic, ArtNews, and Artspace, and been published in the latest issue of Tunica Magazine. Select group and solo exhibitions include NADA NY, Ed Varie LA, Anna Jill Lupertz Gallery in Berlin, AALA Gallery, 315 Gallery, and Rice University.
SUMMER SERIES 2018 presents a series of solo exhibitions, each the duration of seven days, in which each featured artist’s work is screened twenty-four hours a day. The gallery remains open during regular hours, and the work can be viewed from the street the remaining hours.