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TIVON RICE TIVON RICE

New Exhibition
RESOLUTION
Thru April 28th, 2007

"I almost hate to write a lot about the stunning exhibition of work by Tivon Rice. Can I just say "Go see it" and be done? In a moment, I will describe some of the smart, sophisticated concepts driving the works of art, but having an uninformed, immediate visual experience — just taking them in without knowing the intellectual background — is extremely rewarding." -Gayle Clemans, Seattle Times
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"Pick a neighborhood in North America, from Newport Beach to Newark. If you walk its streets at night, you'll see inside houses and apartments the flickering, colored lights of televisions talking to each other in living rooms, dens, kitchens, bedrooms and baths…This cathode ray light that saturates most of the world didn't exist until Philo Farnsworth invented it in 1928. Because he believed that corporations could be trusted, his career was a sad one…In his current exhibit at Lawrimore Project, Tivon Rice is interested solely in Farnsworth's light. Rice's focus differentiates him from most of the major light artists who precede him, such as Dan Flavin (fluorescence) and James Turrell (fictionalized ethereal)…From the specific, Rice moves to the spectacular…The entire show is largely abstract, about nothing more than itself. Rice's cool colors in the dark represent a road not taken till now, an argument that abstraction is what television does best." -Regina Hackett, Seattle PI
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HISTORY OF TELEVISION
1974-2006, 2006
32 CRT monitors, 4-channel video
30 x 4 x 1 feet
P.O.R.

HISTORY OF TELEVISION
Installation view White Cube,
Lawrimore Project


APOTHEOSIS, 2006
PC monitors, polyethylene,
steel, 12 channel video
6 x 24 x 4 feet
P.O.R.

APOTHEOSIS
Installation view
Black Box, Lawrimore Project

PHILO'S CAVE, 2005
5 CRT monitors, polyethylene,
wood, 5 channel video
6 x 1 x 1.5 feet
Edition of 5
$7,500
[Eds. 1,2,3,4 SOLD]

UNTITLED, 2007 CRT monitor, polyethylene Ed/5 $2,500 [Eds 1, 2/5 Sold]

The most revealing piece in Tivon Rice’s spectacular array of video-powered light displays is the smallest and the most straightforward. A tiny, black and white television screen sits on a shelf, its tapering glass tip wired into hidden components. A mirror image of the same TV tube, molded from milky white plastic, is glued onto its front, covering the screen. Along the rim where the two elements are joined, a tiny bit of very intense television activity is visible. The pulsating, sparkling edge (created by video snow) gave me the impression of a swarm of electronic bees, buzzing in furious protest of their carefully engineered confinement. - Gary Faigin

EARLIER WORK EARLIER WORK

2.0, 2005
iMac computers, desks,
12 channel video
$10,000

DELPHI, 2005, iMac computers, polyethylene, 11 channel video, 25 x 18 x 18 feet $8,500

DELPHI, 2005 (detail)

V-MAIL, 2006, PC monitors, 8 channel audio, 8 channel video $7,500

OSTEOTOMY, 2006, CRT monitor, wood, single channel video, single channel audio, 14 x 10 x 10 inches Ed/3 $4,000 [Eds. 1, 2, 3 SOLD OUT. A/P available, please inquire]

DIGITAL, 2004 CRT monitors, wood, 2-channel video, single channel audio Edition of 3 $2,500 [Ed 1/3 SOLD]

BOMBARDMENT, 2004, Steel, CRT monitors, 4 channel video, 2 channel audio, 10 x 42 inches $4,500