Fran Siegel

September 17 - October 22, 2016
opening reception: Saturday, September 17, 6-8pm

ACME. is pleased to present "Reconstruction", a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Fran Siegel. The artist continues her investigations of place through the activity of drawing on a massive scale. Shifting perspectives generate a sense of motion and time, and multiple viewpoints are pieced together by combining a cyanotype photographic process with layered collage and drawing. Through these works, Siegel explores the evolution of settlement, migration, and exodus within the borders of the Los Angeles metropolis, and how this constant shuffling creates geographical space.

Included in the show are monumental pieces, as well as a group of smaller drawings. Massive "Overland 18" is the last work in a series derived from aerial viewpoints of the vast Los Angeles' city sprawl, and "Bridge" is the first large drawing in a brand new body of work from a reconstruction of images over the course of the re-building of the Gerald Desmond Bridge at the Port of Los Angeles, located near the artist's studio.

Fran Siegel (b. New York) received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Tyler School of Art, at Temple University. A forthcoming solo exhibition is scheduled in 2017 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA as part of the Getty's city-wide initiative "PST- LA/LA" , and recent exhibitions include Lesley Heller Workspace, NY; Art Center College of Art and Design Gallery, Pasadena, CA; ICA San Jose, CA; The Art Design and Architecture Museum UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA; among others. Recent monumental works from the Overland series have been acquired by LACMA, MOCA, Los Angeles, and the Yale Art Gallery.