“Animals walk around in a state of permanent religious intoxication. This is the natural condition of the mind and intellect, the moment-to-moment perception, of man as well. I heard some computer fool say that religion is the 'older virtual reality' experience, to justify his scam industry. No, the denuded state of the spirit and intellect, where you walk around 'demystified' and 'disenchanted' is the virtual reality condition, and a terrible condition at that.”
Nicholas Campbell is pleased to present Hyperspace Lexicon Volume 5, a group exhibition of artists Viktor Timofeev, Lara Joy Evans, Pavel Polshchikov , Andrew Rutherdale, Bryce Kroll, Hanna Umin, Aaron Minardi, and Kyle Brown. The exhibition continues through August 28th by appointment.
Spanning aspects of sculpture, installation, video, and painting; Hyperspace Lexicon Volume 5 is a volumetric series looking to bridge occultures and fine art. For its fifth installment, the series welcomes eight artists from Los Angeles, New York, and even Moscow, Russia to partake in this exciting project. Initially an artist-run space working exclusively with LA artists, the series now spans two continents, meshing aesthetics and art movements from the Russian Heartland to Southern California.
Art is currently in an ideological war with itself. Young artists feel confusion and dismay at entering into an increasingly complicated and demanding market that inself appears to be perplexed about its own identity and utility. However, the curation of this series seeks to make a clear statement about its own purpose and utility, to rectify and re-engage with the problematic history of sublime culture and its wide ranging aesthetic and cultural potentialities.