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Ben Sanders

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Ben Sanders | Five Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Thix Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Theven Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Three Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Stephen Collier

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Stephen Collier | Untitled 1, 2014 | Oil, acrylic, enamel, photocopy, plywood, sheetrock, and found rubber eggs | 30” x 24”

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Stephen Collier | Untitled 2, 2014 | Oil, acrylic, enamel, photocopy, plywood, sheetrock | 30” x 24”

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Ben Sanders

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Ben Sanders | Condiments No.6 (Pac-Man need a drinky), 2014 | Acrylic on panel | 16” x 20”

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Ben Sanders | Four Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Stephen Collier

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Stephen Collier | Give Me Head Til I’m Dead , 2014 | Oil and smoke on canvas | 20” x 16”

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Stephen Collier | Athena, 2014 | Oil and smoke on canvas | 20” x 16”

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Stephen Collier | Untitled (King Cake Eyes), 2014 | Oil, acrylic, enamel, photocopy, sheetrock | 30” x 24”

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Ben Sanders | Ten Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Thoothapalootha, 2014 | Acrylic on panel | 24” x 30”

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Ben Sanders | Instant Classic, 2014 | Clown Head, terra cotta pot, rocks, acrylic paint | 8” x 13”

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Ben Sanders | Instant Classic, 2014 | Clown Head, terra cotta pot, rocks, acrylic paint | 8” x 13”

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Stephen Collier | Curse This Stupid War, 2014 | Oil and smoke on canvas | 20’ x 16”

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Ben Sanders | Tokyo Drift, 2014 | Acrylic on panel | 16” x 20”

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Stephen Collier | Untitled 3, 2014 | Oil, acrylic, enamel, photocopy, sheetrock | 30” x 24”

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Ben Sanders | Eight Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Two Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Ben Sanders | Thix Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Stephen Collier | Tasty Snowman, 2006 | Video on DVD | 4.36 min

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Stephen Collier | Walking Birds, 2014 | Oil and smoke on canvas | 20” x 16”

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Ben Sanders | Four Thooth, 2014 | Acrylic on paper in artist frame | 8.5” x 11”

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Whiteface

8.23.2014 – 9.28.2014

Stephen CollierBen Sanders

LVL3 is excited to present Whiteface: a two-person exhibition featuring New Orleans-based Stephen Collier and Los Angeles-based Ben Sanders. Collier’s work is rooted in cultural and historical artifact and brings to attention the unknown or the uncertainty of facts. Sanders explores social themes while creating personal mythologies around food, race, faith, language, appropriation, and artistic production. Whiteface alludes to the origins of the clown and the development of the character throughout history. As one of the most important theatrical designs of the 1800’s, the whiteface clown grew from a sophisticated character into a clumsy one, of which modern society now associates with. Whiteface as the basis of a costumed character plays with both identity roles as well as a wide range of emotional expressions. Similarly within the constructs of whiteface and character association, Collier and Sanders’ play encourages viewers to look beyond the colored surfaces that exist in their work.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
6:00pm – 10:00pm

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