NOW PROJECTING: Artist Drew Heitzler's Double Feature

May 07 2012

We are pleased to announce our next collaboration with Art Production Fund for our 24/7 lobby projections with artist Drew Heitzler. Heitzler, an LA-based artist with Blum and Poe, has had his work featured at PS1, LA><ART, The Whitney, and MOCA, among other illustrious venues. This time around, The Standard, Hollywood and The Standard, Downtown LA are showing two distinct works by the artist so be sure to visit both locations!

Still from Spiral Jetty Crystal Voyager Region Centrale (Bootlegged, Re-Ordered, Combined, Sometimes More, Sometimes Less)

On display at The Standard, Hollywood is Spiral Jetty Crystal Voyager Region Centrale (Bootlegged, Re-Ordered, Combined, Sometimes More, Sometimes Less), 2011 and Observations on a Bowl of Fruit - Bananas, 2010. For the latter, as the title suggests, Heitzler re-edited bootlegged video versions of three films to create unique lenses through which the viewer gets a new perspective on each or the original films. As they are screened simultaneously side by side, the viewer is subject to their unexpected synchronicities. Observations on a Bowl of Fruit – Bananas, a collaboration with experimental film artist Amy Granat, rearranges and reimagines films from early 1960’s LA to create a narrative that confuses the order of the past and reveals hidden elements of the culture.

Still from Observations on a Bowl of Fruit - Bananas

The Standard, Downtown LA is featuring Sailors, Mermaids, Mystics. for Kustomizers, Grinders, Fender-men. for Fools, Addicts, Woodworkers and Hustlers. (Doubled), 2009 and Punch Film (Larry’s Last Party), 2008. In the first work, Heitzler uses three 60s films (The Wild Ride, Night Tide and Lilith) to create a hypnotic layered triptych of abstract narratives that utilizes the impact of the oil industry on the US as a metaphor for social politics. The second piece presents another split screen short on an infinite loop pairing 16 mm and Super-8 film, with the left side featuring hole-punched film frames, a reflection of Heitzler’s fascination with transferring information from analog to digital.

Still from Sailors, Mermaids, Mystics. for Kustomizers, Grinders, Fender-men. for Fools, Addicts, Woodworkers and Hustlers. (Doubled)

Still from Punch Film (Larry’s Last Party)

Heitzler’s work will be on view in The 24/7 Projection at The Standard, Hollywood and The Standard, Downtown through the summer.

Art Production Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Co-Founders: Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen; Director: Casey Fremont Crowe.