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John Baldessari Allan McCollum Robert Thill

Cirrus 2016


John Baldessari Engravings with Sounds


Allan McCollum & Robert Thill Ghosting the Screen

July 16th, 2016 August 20th, 2016 Cirrus Gallery 2011 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Cirrus 2016


Ghosting the Screen Introduction

Cirrus is pleased to announce the opening of Ghosting the Screen - a group show of works by New York based artists, Allan McCollum and Robert Thill. As the title suggests, the exhibition considers the television screen as an endless source of information, and an apparatus with which one can create and distort a sense of self and place. For Lands of Shadow and Substance, Allan McCollum viewed the original Twilight Zone episodes from 1959 to 1964 and captured screenshots of scenes that included landscape paintings. Images of those paintings were then digitally edited, printed, and custom framed to create the series.

Each of the 27 works in the series was printed proportionally to its original televised incarnation, creating an intimate conversation with the eerie landscapes. While McCollum’s Lands of Shadow and Substance was sourced from a popular t.v. series, Robert Thill’s Untitled videograms employed light emitted by various television programs as a source of their creation. At exactly 8pm on Monday, September 8, 1991, Thill exposed light-sensitive paper to television screens, tuned into seven different channels. The result is a phantasmic and indiscernible translation of the information provided by the screens and their respective networks.


Ghosting the Screen Installation

Allan McCollum was born in Los Angeles, California in 1944, and now lives and works in New York. He has spent over forty years exploring how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world constituted in mass production. McCollum has had over 100 solo exhibitions. He has produced public art projects in the United States and Europe, and his works are held in over seventy art museum collections worldwide.

Robert Thill is an artist and author living in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited at apexart, Cirrus Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Momenta Art, Nýlistasafnid / The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland, and Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY. Thill’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Art Criticism, Flash Art, Leonardo, and sehepunkte.


Ghosting the Screen Installation


Engravings with Sounds Introduction

Engravings with Sounds Installation

Coinciding with Ghosting the Screen, Cirrus is also pleased to announce the exhibition of John Baldessari’s largest prints to date, Engravings with Sounds: Sniffle, Snigger, Arg. From his first portfolio with Cirrus (Raw Prints,1976), for which he used photographs of Santa Monica mall-goers in conversation with their respective formal elements, to his most recent publications, John Baldessari has been invested in tapping into the foundations of our visual vocabulary.

Engravings with Sounds continues Baldessari’s longstanding relationship with image and text, while engaging the influences of our creative predecessors. For the suite of three prints, he has paired images of 16th century engravings with written sound, or onomatopoeia. While this juxtaposition may seem at odds, it is notable of Baldessari’s wry sense of humor and use of association to question our preconceptions about language.


Engravings with Sounds Installation

John Baldessari was born in National City in 1931 and currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California. He studied at San Diego State University, Otis Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California at Berkeley. For nearly 30 years, he was an important figure in California institutions, having taught at California Institute of the Arts and the University of California at Los Angeles. He has had a number of museum and gallery shows throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including Pictures & Scripts, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, John Baldessari, PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, and John Baldessari, Sprßth Magers’ inaugural exhibition of their new Los Angeles space.


John Baldessari Engravings with Sounds

Sniffle 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 70 3/8” x 44” Edition of 50 698c-JB15


Snigger 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 44” x 49 1/2” Edition of 50 699c-JB15


John Baldessari Engravings with Sounds cont.

Arg 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 43 1/4� x 49 1/4� Edition of 50 700c-JB15


Engravings with Sounds Installation


Ghosting the Screen Installation


Allan McCollum Lands of Shadow and Substance

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 1 2014 Archival pigment print 25 1/8” x 20 3/8” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 4 2014 Archival pigment print 16 3/8” x 25 1/8” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 25 2014 Archival pigment print 24 3/4” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 14 2014 Archival pigment print 17 7/8” x 24 1/4” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 15 2014 Archival pigment print 25 3/8” x 21 3/8” framed Edition of 3


(Above) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 6 2014 Archival pigment print 19 1/4” x 22 7/8” framed Edition of 3

(Below) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 16 2014 Archival pigment print 15 3/8” x 26 13/16” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 12 2014 Archival pigment print 15 7/8” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 3 2014 Archival pigment print 16 3/8” x 25 1/8” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 11 2014 Archival pigment print 15 7/8” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 23 2014 Archival pigment print 17 7/16” x 21 3/4” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 22 2014 Archival pigment print 20 1/2” x 24 13/16” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 24 2014 Archival pigment print 19 1/8” x 22 7/8” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 8 2014 Archival pigment print 20 1/4” x 22 13/16” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 18 2014 Archival pigment print 21 1/2” x 26 3/4” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 20 2014 Archival pigment print 25 13/16” x 21 7/16” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 26 2014 Archival pigment print 22 7/8” x 20 1/4” framed Edition of 3


Allan McCollum Other works available from series not in exhibition

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 2 2014 Archival pigment print 17 1/4” x 35 3/4” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 5 2014 Archival pigment print 22 13/16” x 22 1/8” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 7 2014 Archival pigment print 21 13/16” x 24 11/16” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 9 2014 Archival pigment print 31 3/16” x 25 1/16” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 19 2014 Archival pigment print 26 3/16” x 21 1/4” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 10 2014 Archival pigment print 23 13/16” x 20 3/8” framed Edition of 3


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 17 2014 Archival pigment print 18 7/16” x 25 1/16” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 21 2014 Archival pigment print 20 3/8” x 24 13/16” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 13 2014 Archival pigment print 21 1/4” x 27 1/2” framed Edition of 3

Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 27 2014 Archival pigment print 16 7/8” x 25 5/8” framed Edition of 3


Robert Thill Untitled

Ghosting the Screen Installation

8:00 P.M. Evening Shade Ava experiences complications (Part 2 of 2) (r/CC) Channel 2, WCBS Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12� x 16�


8:00 P.M. Fresh Prince of Bel Air Season premiere (CC) 4354 Channel 4, WNBC Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”

8:00 P.M. TV FILM Summer Fantasy (1984). Julianne Phillips, Ted Shackelford, Michael Gross. Female lifeguard, California. Awful. 76828 Channel 5, WNYW Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”


8:00 P.M. Baseball Montreal Expos vs. Mets 822712 Channel 9, WWOR Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”

8:00 P.M. FILM A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette. Try another block. 97070 Channel 11, WPIX Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”

8:00 P.M. Nature “Monkeys on the Edge.” Brazilian primates, including the muriqui and the buffy-headed marmoset; threat of extinction (r) 32422 Channel 13, WNET Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”


Ghosting the Screen / Engravings with Sounds Pricelist

John Baldessari Sniffle 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 70 3/8” x 44” Edition of 50 698c-JB15 $15,000

Snigger 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 44” x 49 1/2” Edition of 50 699c-JB15 $10,000

Arg 2015 Archival pigment print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper 43 1/4” x 49 1/4” Edition of 50 700c-JB15 $12,000


Allan McCollum Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 1 2014 Archival pigment print 25 1/8” x 20 3/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 2 2014 Archival pigment print 17 1/4” x 35 3/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 3 2014 Archival pigment print 16 3/8” x 25 1/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 4 2014 Archival pigment print 16 3/8” x 25 1/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 5 2014 Archival pigment print 22 13/16” x 22 1/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 6 2014 Archival pigment print 19 1/4” x 22 7/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame)


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 7 2014 Archival pigment print 21 13/16” x 24 11/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 8 2014 Archival pigment print 20 1/4” x 22 13/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 9 2014 Archival pigment print 31 3/16” x 25 1/16” framed Edition of 3 Sold Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 10 2014 Archival pigment print 23 13/16” x 20 3/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 11 2014 Archival pigment print 15 7/8” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 12 2014 Archival pigment print 15 7/8” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 13 2014 Archival pigment print 21 1/4” x 27 1/2” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame)


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 14 2014 Archival pigment print 17 7/8” x 24 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 15 2014 Archival pigment print 25 3/8” x 21 3/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 16 2014 Archival pigment print 15 3/8” x 26 13/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 17 2014 Archival pigment print 18 7/16” x 25 1/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 18 2014 Archival pigment print 21 1/2” x 26 3/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 19 2014 Archival pigment print 26 3/16” x 21 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 20 2014 Archival pigment print 25 13/16” x 21 7/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame)


Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 21 2014 Archival pigment print 20 3/8” x 24 13/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 22 2014 Archival pigment print 20 1/2” x 24 13/16” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 23 2014 Archival pigment print 17 7/16” x 21 3/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 24 2014 Archival pigment print 19 1/8” x 22 7/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 25 2014 Archival pigment print 24 3/4” x 15 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 26 2014 Archival pigment print 22 7/8” x 20 1/4” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame) Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 27 2014 Archival pigment print 16 7/8” x 25 5/8” framed Edition of 3 $3,500 (includes frame)


Robert Thill

8:00 P.M. Evening Shade Ava experiences complications (Part 2 of 2) (r/CC) Channel 2, WCBS Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16” $4,500 for series

8:00 P.M. Fresh Prince of Bel Air Season premiere (CC) 4354 Channel 4, WNBC Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16” $4,500 for series

8:00 P.M. TV FILM Summer Fantasy (1984). Julianne Phillips, Ted Shackelford, Michael Gross. Female lifeguard, California. Awful. 76828 Channel 5, WNYW Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16” $4,500 for series

8:00 P.M. Baseball Montreal Expos vs. Mets 822712 Channel 9, WWOR Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16” $4,500 for series


8:00 P.M. FILM A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette. Try another block. 97070 Channel 11, WPIX Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16” $4,500 for series 8:00 P.M. Nature “Monkeys on the Edge.” Brazilian primates, including the muriqui and the buffy-headed marmoset; threat of extinction (r) 32422 Channel 13, WNET Monday, September 8, 1991 Videogram, 19 in. Gelatin silver print (Kodak Polyfiber paper) 12” x 16”

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Artist text courtesy of Salomeh Grace, Allan McCollum and Robert Thill Allan McCollum images courtesy of USF Graphicstudio and WIll Lytch Catalog design by Nico Hernandez For more information visit www.cirrusgallery.com


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