Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to exhibit the seductive new work by Marco Brambilla, titled Sync, from January 14 – February 26, 2006. Brambilla, whose background is in the film industry, samples mainstream imagery from both action films as well as the increasingly pervasive realm of adult film to create an experience that is both immersive and overwhelming. Through the use of rapid editing, the three channel video commandeers the space, creating both shocking subliminal impressions on the viewer with its information overload. Simultaneously, through deconstructing the often formulaic style of these genres, new life is breathed into each frame’s content, sending playful messages between the opposing screens. In the south gallery, a separate, single-channel video work titled Sea of Tranquility is featured.
Brambilla is an Italian filmmaker and artist who now lives in Los Angeles. His work is currently on view at the 2006 Sundance Festival as part a group of short films entitled Destricted organized by Mathew Barney. He has had solo shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and the Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara as well as the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. His work is included in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Arco Foundation, Madrid. Brambilla is currently exhibiting at SFMOMA as part of The Art of Design: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection. His work was included in the group show, Vanishing Point, at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. He has also shown at the Kunsthalle in Bern, Switzerland, and at the Seoul Biennial.