Taxter & Spengemann

Xavier Cha

05 Apr - 10 May 2008


April 5th thru May 10th, 2008
Opens Saturday, April 5d from 6-8 pm

New York based artist Xavier Cha presents VoiceDoor (2008) a performance and video piece on view in the upstairs gallery.
Last year Cha was an artist in residence at the Cité des Arts, as part of the Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council’s Paris residency. Living down the hall from Cha was an
opera singer, who dutifully practiced her scales every day, projecting her nimble vocal chords throughout the halls of the dormitory. Here Cha recreates this phenomenon from within the closed confines of the upstairs gallery’s office. A frosted glass door is presented to visitors opposite a video projection of a mysterious underground cave. The performer’s image flickers in shadow behind the door, but her voice sculpts and defines her presence via absence to a hauntingly psychological affect Performance Schedule
Opening night 6-8
April 8 & 9 4:00-6:00
April 10-12 3:00-5:00
April 15 4:00-6:00
April 16-19 3:00-5:00
April 22-24 4:00-6:00
April 25 & 26 3:00-5:00
April 29 & 30 4:00-6:00
May 1-3 3:00-5:00
May 6-10 3:00-5:00
Please confirm performance time as they may change from day to day
Xavier Cha was born in 1980 in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA from the
Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles, in 2004. Solo exhibitions include: Holiday Cruise, Taxter & Spengemann, New York; and Cossack’s Dance , In Practice Project Series at Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY. Group exhibitions include: Residents, curated by the City of Paris, Espace EDF Electra, Paris, France; One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society, New York, NY, Houston Art Museum, Houston, TX, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkely, CA, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HI; Makers, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY; and if you think you see just with your eyes..., Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

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