Julie Orser

Playback

May 29 – July 1, 2010

Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery
Julie Orser - Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Playback, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, May 2010.

Orange Sky, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Floating Octopus, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Cats, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Spider Woman, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Snakes and Stars, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Giant Forest, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Moth Twin, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Skull, 2010. Collage: magazine cutouts mounted on white paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Crystal's Photo Diary, 2010. 13 black and white fiber based silver gelatin prints housed in a wooden box, 5 x 7 inches (detail).

Crystal's Photo Diary, 2010. 13 black and white fiber based silver gelatin prints housed in a wooden box, 5 x 7 inches (detail).

Crystal's Photo Diary, 2010. 13 black and white fiber based silver gelatin prints housed in a wooden box, 5 x 7 inches (detail).

Playback, 2010. Four-channel video & sound installation, 4 minutes and 37 seconds (video still).

Playback, 2010. Four-channel video & sound installation, 4 minutes and 37 seconds (video still).

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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present Playback, a four-channel video and sound installation by the Los Angeles-based artist, Julie Orser, that considers the ephemeral nature of memory and time. It is her first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Combining animation with live action, Playback presents the story of a discontented, middle-class, teenage girl named Crystal, who seeks refuge in her room and creates a tape-recorded diary for her future self. As she reflects on her life, her room displays mysterious characteristics until the final scene when it disintegrates, and Crystal and her cat, Still Life, slip into a void. A collection of the character’s artworks, from when the diary was recorded, will accompany the video installation.

Julie Orser earned an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2005) and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art (1999). She has had a solo exhibitions at Changing Role Gallery, Rome (2008) and Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (2007) and her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (2010); The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (2009) and The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (2009). Orser co-founded ART OFFICE for Film & Video, an organization that promotes artists working in time-based media. She also is the New Genres Lab Supervisor in the Department of Art at UCLA.

Steve Turner Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles that represents the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11- 6. Please contact the gallery for further information.

Contact: Steve Turner, steve@steveturner.la, 323.931.3721