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2010:
You Know I Love You, Right?
I Wish I'd Asked
2009:
The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession
Said Too Much But Not Enough
Calamity Calendar
2008:
I'm Losing You And It's Effortless
Overheard
The Name On the Sign
3 Questions for This Particular Moment
2007:
You Better Watch What You Say
2006:
These Things I Say Out Loud
Speak To Me - Series
Gestures - Series
Over My Head
She's A (Pop Song Lyric)
She's My (Pop Song Lyric)
2005:
Figures of Speech
Dis/Connect
Hello
Risk of Exposure
Interchange 3
16-8-1
3 Performances
2004:
Ask Me Anything
Real Love Stories #2
Real Love Stories #1
Write On This
Interchange 2
Wish You Were Here
2003:
Notice
Hopscotch
Interchange
Four Letter Words
You Have All The Answers
Sounds
Color & Sound
2002:
buy me
dive/awake
2001:
Container

Said Too Much But Not Enough - Solo Show

Hester - I'm Losing You And It's Effortless

/Show Title/ "Said Too Much But Not Enough - Solo Show"
/Where/ Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association | map
/Opening Reception/ Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
/Show Dates/ January 31, 2009 through February 27, 2009
/Gallery Hours/ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday
 
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Show Statement

The worlds we live in are tenuous, fragile, delicate, and precarious. They tend toward chaos and decay rather than a confident growth toward solidity and safety. They can go up in a blaze or crash to the earth with one poor choice, one ill-chosen word, one missed connection. Crisis and disaster on the micro- and macro-level can be precipitated by anything - personal, political, or environmental. My practice explores the territory of communication, failure, and crisis - the frailty of language and our repeated efforts to connect despite language's inefficiency and tendency toward miscommunication.

My work for this show is part of an ongoing investigation into the everyday failures and breathtaking catastrophes of human interaction and experience, through the mediums of installation, drawing, and video. The imagery invokes a potential anxiety and unease, a hovering on the edge of the unknown, through fragmented and repetitive images of calamity and disaster - the artifacts and wreckage of wildfires, earthquakes, wars, hurricanes. Yet the work is open and gives the viewer room to project themselves into the landscape, to draw correlations to their own situations and relationships. The work negotiates the precarious line between chaos and beauty.