2013: Collecting Alibis L.A



At the centre of this show at Anat Ebgi’s LA gallery sat a smaller reconstruction of Amie Dicke’s Battle of Magenta, the pool the artist had made for her GEM Museum show the previous year. Partly because of its smaller scale, the new work – whose floating prints slowly release ink that mixes with the water – was especially sculptural, deep and vibrant. The pieces titled II and III are monolithic plexiglass plates which Dicke has coated in red, blue, and black ink by blowing through the plastic inners of Bic pens. They can also be considered “de-inking” works.

Overview Collecting Alibis L.A

4 X U, Sandpaper abrasion on paper print, 130 x 203 cm

Overview Collecting Alibis

X-173-Key, Sandpaper abrasion on paper print, 150 x 200 cm

AU AU VI and AU AU VII, Sandpaper abrasion on book pages

Overview Plate || and Plate |||, BIC INK on Plexi, 135 x 220 cm

Detail Battle of Magenta

Detail Battle of Magenta

Detail Plate ||, BIC INK on Plexi

Plate ||, BIC INK on Plexi, 135 x 220 cm

Plate |||, BIC INK on Plexi, 135 x 220 cm

Heel, Sandpaper abrasion on paper print, 41 x 53 cm

Blue Shoulder, Sandpaper abrasion on paper print, 91 x 117 cm

Soft Shoulder, Sandpaper abrasion on paper print, 91 x 117 cm