The Day That We Went Away
Dawn Kasper & Fawn Krieger
Curated by Dan Fuller
Opens Aug 3, 2007, 7-11pm

Copy Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of "The Day That We Went Away", which consists of installations by Dawn Kasper and Fawn Krieger. Curator, Daniel Fuller, has chosen contemporary works that represent transformations of the American landscape.

As more homesteaders headed West seeking wealth and an unspoiled Eve, they were struck with the reality of un-hospitable terrain and rampant lawlessness. Fawn Krieger’s small sculptures serve as machetes to the cornerstones of these new civilizations. These dams, reservoirs, and bridges act as memorials to the tough frontier women who disregarded traditional principles of ‘womanhood’ by working to build the structural foundations of today. Dawn Kasper’s video installations directly tackle the seedier side of early Hollywood slasher films. Just as American explorers did generations before, in the 1950s and ‘60s, Los Angeles became the key destination for naïve runaways from around the country. Better than gold, they came in search of celebrity, but were met with the harsh realities of an industry run by unregulated gangsters.

About the Artists:
Kasper received her MFA in New Genres from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. Some of Dawn’s recent exhibitions include: QED Gallery, Los Angeles; Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles; the Migros Museum Für Genenwartskunst, Zurich; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Project, Los Angeles; Art In General, New York; The MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A Schindler House, Los Angeles; and the Washington Project For The Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC.

Fawn Krieger received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Art, Bard College in 2004. Some recent exhibitions include: Nice & Fit Gallery, Berlin; Queens Museum of Art, New York; The Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Moore Space, Miami; Art in General, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Tilt Gallery, Portland; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; campobase, Bologna, Italy; la Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy; and the Castel San Pietro, Bologna, Italy.

About the curator:
Daniel Fuller is a 2004 graduate of the Program of Museum Studies at Syracuse University and is an Independent Curator based in Philadelphia, PA. As the Curator of New Media at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY he curated various video exhibitions, the citywide Dead of Winter and Peekskill Project, as well as the acclaimed Only the Paranoid Survive. Previous exhibitions have included It Is The Same Outside (2005) at the Drake in Toronto, Canada; Everything I\'d Ever Discovered which traveled from Cirrus Gallery in Los Angeles to Vox Populi in Philadelphia; and an exhibition of gallery artists in the Project Space at Peres Projects, Los Angeles, where he worked on projects with assume vivid astro focus and Terence Koh. Current projects include a Lars Laumann solo exhibition at Screening and a group show titled The Great Society at The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery at the Science Center.