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October 7, 2009: Brian Bress

Posted on October 7, 2009 by School of Art

“Somewhere along the line we’re supposed to figure out that one medium can’t do another’s chores. For instance, a written artist statement can’t stand in for a performative song and dance number. And yet the attempt, however clumsily made or especially if it’s clumsily made, can be better than if everything played its assigned role, spoke its own language, did what it was best at doing.” Brian Bress is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes collages, photographs, videos, and paintings. In addition to an upcoming show at Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, Bress has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Against The Grain (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2008), California Video: Artists and Histories (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), LA Weekly Biennial 2006, Supersonic 2006, and GLAMFA 2006. Bress’s video work has been screened at festivals throughout the world. He received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 and his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.


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