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View of “Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail,” 2017.

“Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail”

TIF SIGFRIDS

View of “Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail,” 2017.

In 2013, Tif Sigfrids opened her idiosyncratic gallery in Los Angeles with a solo show occurring exclusively in her right ear. During the opening hours of her otherwise empty space, visitors could ask to see Joe Sola’s micro-paintings, executed with acupuncture needles, hanging in a tiny white cube that had been custom-fitted to Sigfrids’s ear (and is now in the collection of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, a gift of Ed Ruscha). A subsequent Sola show so filled Sigfrids’s space gallery with perilously balanced wooden chairs as to make it impenetrable. More recently, when Los Angeles philosopher Karl Schafer gave a lecture on Leibniz’s metaphysics in German artist Frances Scholz’s exhibition at the gallery, his notes, drawings, and diagrams were left on the gallery walls until the end of the show. In short, many of Sigfrids’s exhibitions question the conventions of displaying

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