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Christie Fields/Jeff Ono

Marc Foxx Gallery

For their LA debuts, artists Jeff Ono and Christie Frields offered a slow-burn show about fast, out-of-control things. Although the worlds depicted in this double solo exhibition may seem to be fantastical, the work it presented was wrought in everyday materials—paper and plastic—allowing viewers to experience a refreshingly un-virtual reality.

The pairing of the two young LA-based artists seemed particularly apt. Each project is concerned with the notion of basic building blocks, whether of Minimalist sculpture or computer codes, and the possibilities for their colorful mutation. But what makes their work interesting is the rumination the two offer on the low-tech intimacy of the art object in the age of special effects.

Ono presented three abstract floor sculptures, and although they weren’t “of” anything in particular, this did not prevent them from being full of allusions: early Sol

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