Paper or Plastic? Luke and Ginger Van Hook Solo show at Gallery 825





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Published on Sep 24, 2012

"Paper or Plastic?"

A collaborative Solo Show by Luke and Ginger Van Hook September 2012
Presented by Los Angeles Art Association Opening at Gallery 825

The exhibition, titled "Paper or Plastic?" seeks to extend the dialogue of the light and space movement by showcasing small intimate works normally reserved for recycling or disposal.
Light as life becomes the focal point of the exploration. The ephemeral qualities exhibited by inanimate objects becoming living works of art are where the exploration of light and space in the sciences and arts intersect and this theme opens a portal into a new dimension of art.

This exhibition/installation hopes to raise new questions about the human condition and the functionality of recycled materials. "Paper or Plastic?" additionally explores the unique phenomenon of refracted light in the confines of a dark space. This investigates how physical materials can transcend their mediums generating further dialogue about reincarnation via the metaphor to do with the decay of light interacting with recycling.

The evolution of their collaborative process drives their artistic direction to combine the elements of painting with oils (as the medium of plastics) and painting with lights (utilizing the medium of LED lights) thus merging two distinct art practices of an oil painter, Luke Van Hook and a photographer, Ginger Van Hook, a husband and wife team.


1) Title: "Ralph-Albertson"
Medium: LED's, coin cell batteries, recycled grocery bags, recycled polycarbonate.
Dimensions: 48" x 4" x 48" inches
Year: 2012

2) Title: "Strange Fish"
Medium: LED's, coin cell batteries, recycled medical baggies, found & recycled paper and plastics.
Dimensions: 48" x 120" inches installation
Year: 2012

3) Title: "Enlightened Letters"
Medium: LED's, coin cell batteries, recycled envelopes, recycled paper & plastics.
Dimensions: 54" x 144" inches installation
Year: 2012

4) Title: "Large Portal"
Medium: LED's, coin cell batteries, tape and acrylic.
Dimensions: 18" x 3" x 18" inches
Year: 2012

5) Title: "Small Portal"
Medium: LED's, coin cell batteries, recycled polycarbonate, plastic bags.
Dimensions: 12" x 1" x12" inches
Year: 2012


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