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  • Name
    Mitchell Syrop
  • Title
    It is better to shine than to reflect
  • Category
    Exhibition
  • Date
    Sep 20 – Oct 25, 2014
  • Opening Reception

    Saturday, Sep 20, 6 – 8 pm

  • Exhibition Support

    This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Press Text
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.

 

All Systems Go, 1985. Hand-colored oil on silver gelatin photograph. 48 x 60 inches.
All Systems Go, 1985. Hand-colored oil on silver gelatin photograph. 48 x 60 inches.

 

Lord of Hosts, 1984. Silver gelatin photograph on photo-linen. 50 ⅛ x 40 ⅛ inches.
Lord of Hosts, 1984. Silver gelatin photograph on photo-linen. 50 ⅛ x 40 ⅛ inches.

 

It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.

 

It is better to shine than to reflect, 1984. Silver gelatin photograph on board. 40 x 30 inches. Collection of Andrew Schwartz, Los Angeles.
It is better to shine than to reflect, 1984. Silver gelatin photograph on board. 40 x 30 inches. Collection of Andrew Schwartz, Los Angeles.

 

Lift and Separate, 1984. Black and white photographs mounted on board. 9 Panels, each: 23 ⅜ x 19 ½ x 1 inches. Exhibition Copy. Original work: Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Clayton M. Press, Jr. and Gregory B. Linn.
Lift and Separate, 1984. Black and white photographs mounted on board. 9 Panels, each: 23 ⅜ x 19 ½ x 1 inches. Exhibition Copy. Original work: Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Clayton M. Press, Jr. and Gregory B. Linn.

 

It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.

 

Watch it. Think it., film still, 1976. 16mm film transferred to DVD. 56 seconds.
Watch it. Think it., film still, 1976. 16mm film transferred to DVD. 56 seconds.

 

A Blunt Instrument, 1985. Hand-colored oil on silver gelatin photograph. 33 x 24 inches.
A Blunt Instrument, 1985. Hand-colored oil on silver gelatin photograph. 33 x 24 inches.

 

All men are created equal..., 1982. Silver gelatin photograph on board. 39 ¾ x 29 ¾ inches.
All men are created equal…, 1982. Silver gelatin photograph on board. 39 ¾ x 29 ¾ inches.

 

It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.

 

Large Grid, F (Midway Version), 1974 - Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.
Large Grid, F (Midway Version), 1974 – Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.

 

Large Grid, F (Midway Version), 1974 - Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.
Large Grid, F (Midway Version), 1974 – Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.

 

Large Grid, F (Midway Version), detail, 1974 - Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.
Large Grid, F (Midway Version), detail, 1974 – Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 323 x 1 inches.

 

It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.
It is better to shine than to reflect, installation view.

 

Large Grid, M (Midway Version), 1974 - Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 227 x 1 inches.
Large Grid, M (Midway Version), 1974 – Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 227 x 1 inches.

 

 Large Grid, M (Midway Version), detail, 1974 - Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 227 x 1 inches.
Large Grid, M (Midway Version), detail, 1974 – Present. Laser print on board, monofilament, lead anchors, aluminum. 143 x 227 x 1 inches.

 

Sit in Judgment, 1982. Four color silkscreen. 28 x 67 inches. Edition of 6+1AP; 1/6.
Sit in Judgment, 1982. Four color silkscreen. 28 x 67 inches. Edition of 6+1AP; 1/6.

 

Sit in Judgment, 1982. Four color silkscreen. 28 x 67 inches. Edition of 6+1AP; 1/6.
Sit in Judgment, 1982. Four color silkscreen. 28 x 67 inches. Edition of 6+1AP; 1/6.