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Julie Orser, Because I Remind You of Her, archival pigment print, 27" x 54", 2014



Julie Orser: Madeleine
September 13, 2014 - October 25, 2014
The Luckman Gallery | The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6-8PM

Los Angeles, CA – The Luckman Gallery is pleased to present Madeleine a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Julie Orser. The exhibition will open September 13, 2014 and run through October 25, 2014 with an artist reception on Saturday, September 20 from 6-8 pm.

Julie Orser's work transforms many filmic tropes into saturated studies that both satirize and seduce. While her work sardonically scrutinizes the contrived Hollywood structure that perpetuates female stereotypes, Orser, respectful of the craft, also lushly, and with precision, turns our other cheek and kisses us with images our narrative addictions cannot resist. It is this push pull that Orser continues in her new exhibition Madeleine.

Madeleine features new photography and video installation that explores motifs of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo (1958). Works in this exhibition examine representations of female characters (including the "Hitchcock blonde"), the double, cinematic memory, narrative repetition, fear and desire, the possession of images, and the agency of music.

This exhibition was funded in part by the ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Julie Orser (b. Chicago) received her MFA in Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in Photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her videos, photography, and multi-channel installations have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Changing Role Gallery (Rome), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Il Magazzino d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Royal College of Art (London), Kunstraum Innsbruck (Austria), The Gallery Loop (Seoul), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Cheekwood Museum of Art (Nashville), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Saison Vidéo, PDX Film Festival, and Dallas Video Festival. Orser is a recipient of the 2010 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and the 2014 and 2009 Investing in Artists grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Julie is the co-founder of ART OFFICE for Film & Video and Assistant Professor in the Creative Photography Program at California State University, Fullerton. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE LUCKMAN: Since 1994, the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A has presented cutting-edge professional music, dance, theatre, and visual arts from around the world to the Los Angeles community. Located just five miles east of downtown, the Luckman is home to three unique spaces: the Luckman Theatre with a capacity of nearly 1,200, the Intimate Theatre with modular seating of up to 300, and the 3,600 square foot Luckman Gallery.