Peres Projects

Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom

04 May - 24 Jun 2006

Ceremonies of Consummation

May 4 – June 24, 2006
Opening Thursday, May 4, 6 – 9 pm

Javier Peres is very pleased to present the first Los Angeles solo exhibition of Delia GONZALEZ and Gavin RUSSOM, "CEREMONIES OF CONSUMMATION." Gonzalez and Russom will present a new body of sculptures triggered by sound. The artists reside in Berlin and New York and will be present for the opening.

For their first exhibition at Peres Projects, Gonzalez and Russom reference Kenneth Anger's films "Puce Moment" and "Ceremonies of Consummation". In their sculptures and installations, Gonzalez and Russom explore the forces of magic on earth via simple modular forms made in Formica. The sculptures are often arranged to suggest a range of images, from minimal sculpture to failed architectural experiments to vanity mirrors, but the sound components imbedded within the simple forms are at the heart of these works. The duo imbed analog synthesizers that play meditative, repetitive sound, based on the settings of knobs on controls panel built into each of the works. The sound that lurks from the forms takes over space via repetitive sound waves which create new forms that become sculptures that exist, albeit momentarily, yet continuously. The forms created by the sounds can be made and remade infinitely, in a multitude of forms, as an endless pursuit of creation, meditation, and consummation.

Recent exhibitions include "While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body – an Exhibition about Sound Performance and Sculpture," curated by Heike Munder and Raphael Gygax, Migros,Museum fur gegenwartskunst Zurich, Zurich (with catalog), "I Feel Love," Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy, "No Ordinary Sanctity," curated by Shamim Momin in conjunction with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, Austria, and "Evolution is Extinct," Daniel Reich, New York, New York. Their work has been featured in numerous US and international media, including The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze and most recently, they appeared on the cover of Arthur accompanied by a feature story entitled "INNER SPACE ODYSSEY, How Delia and Gavin Are Making the Earth Cooler".

"CEREMONIES OF CONSUMMATION" featuring Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom will be on view at Peres Projects Los Angeles (969 Chung King Road, LA) through June 24, 2006. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

For further information or reproductions please contact Sarah Walzer at tel. 213 617 1100 or or Javier Peres at

Tags: Kenneth Anger, Delia Gonzalez, Heike Munder, Heike Munder, Gavin Russom