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// SOUTH LA BREA GALLERY presents //

D. Jean Hester: "You Better Watch What You Say"

Micol Hebron: "Pas de Deux"

DATES: June 15 - July 14, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 15, 7pm - 10pm
LOCATION: South La Brea Gallery 208 S. La Brea Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301 (Note the gallery is on the second floor.)
PHONE: 310.486.0266
GALLERY HOURS: Friday and Saturday 11am - 5pm, and by appointment
PARKING: Plenty of street parking, but bring quarters since Inglewood collects meter money until late in the day.

South La Brea Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions, D. Jean Hester's drawings and installation You Better Watch What You Say, and Micol Hebron's two-channel video entitled Pas de Deux.

In D. Jean Hester's You Better Watch What You Say, the artist explores the territory of communication, failure, and crisis - the frailty of language and the repeated efforts to connect despite language's inefficiency and tendency toward miscommunication. Through the use of large-scale drawings, Hester's work investigates the everyday failures and breathtaking catastrophes of human interaction and experience, the frailty of human connection and the precariousness of language.

Micol Hebron's poetic meditation on the formality of social dining, Pas de Deux, is a two-channel video installation that explores the ritualized protocol of eating, and the unconscious and complicit gestures of excess and consumption that are prevalent in daily activities of western society. Projected on opposite walls, the diners do not speak or even gesticulate to one another, but instead seem focused on the methodic task of eating as they use a different fork for each bite. The video explores the diners' simultaneous discomfort and indifference as their body language and demeanor speaks to the perpetual negotiation between private and public selves, between actions that are learned versus those that are innate, and between free will and obligation.

South La Brea Gallery is located in the city of Inglewood - just east of the Los Angeles International Airport at the corner of La Brea and Manchester. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11am - 5pm and by appointment. For further information, please contact South La Brea Gallery at (310) 486-0266 or by e-mail at southlabrea@yahoo.com

address: 208 S. La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA, 90301
email: southlabrea@yahoo.com
phone: 310.486.0266
web: http://www.southlabreagallery.com

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