Over the last 25 years, Andrea Zittel has developed an unparalleled deep and complex practice in which spaces, objects and acts of living all intertwine as an ongoing investigation into what it means to exist and participate in our culture today. Recognized by numerous preeminent, recurring themes that illuminate her unique territory––ideas about our need for structure and the examination of articulated human constructs––Zittel has throughout maintained a core of investigation of chosen reality fields.
This exhibition, as part of a greater continuum and reinforcing the power of abstraction, focuses on two new bodies of work––Planar Configurations and Linear Sequences––simultaneously installed within the gallery and three sites in the Mojave Desert. Continuing a deep, ongoing exploration of the plane––existing both as literal and psychological fields of reality––these abstract forms hold the capacity for two separate and essential visceral experiences: of art object and active living unit. This clear duality, transcending both formal abstraction and function, embodies a distinct and evolving symbiosis between two parallel paths, and nurtures a staggering dialogue around how a physical manifestation can embody pure experience and also exist in completely separate realms and trajectories of contemporary art and life.