Christopher Grimes Gallery opened an exhibition of new work by Lucia Koch on Saturday, which will run through June 29.
This will be Koch’s first solo exhibition in the United States and her first with the gallery.
Koch uses interventions, installations, videos and photographs to explore the means for effecting change in one’s experience of the environment.
She often covers the façades, skylights and windows with translucent materials, filters, or laser-cut panels of patterned wood or metal, creating new layers between inside and outside.
Her interest lies in generating altered states of place, where invisibility and interruption short circuit perception.
In imagining the opportunities architecture presents for art, Koch will build a site-specific installation, transforming the anatomy of the main gallery.
Here, “architecture” is less the construction of an object than a strategy for occupying space.
Also on view will be large-scale photographs of the interior of cardboard boxes, installed as virtual extensions of the environment.
This series represents Koch’s ongoing engagement with understanding how a space is converted into place.
The gallery is located at 916 Colorado Avenue.
For more information, call 310.587.3373 or visit cgrimes.com.