The Order of Shadowboxing, alex ItoGreg ItoSeptember 25 - October 31, 2015Opening reception: Friday, September 25, 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Shadow boxing is the practice of sparring against an imaginary opponent. This energy has no bias and lacks distinction of light and darknessgood or evil. What is laughable is when this space is perceived so selfishlyI think therefore I am. The shadow is an ima ge, and what we shadow box needs no face. Before the mirror we can be anything and what we speak are someone elses words. When we look the truth is flat. When we kiss our eyes are closed. Et Al.
Greg Ito (b.1987 Los Angeles) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Forthcoming exhibitions include City Limits, Los Angeles. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include after gruen (w/ Alex Ito) at sade, Los Angeles, Children (w/ Chris Lux) at Mission Comics, San Francisco, and Heavy Withdrawals (solo) at City Limits, Oakland.
Is pleased to present The Order of Shadowboxing, a two-person exhibition featuring Alex Ito and Greg Ito. Alex Itos work consists of a series of digitally printed portraits and a three-dimensional maquette.
Recent group exhibitions include Time Flies Like a Banana at Johannes Vogt, New York, and Casual Friday at vacancy, Los Angeles. Ito is a co-founder of sfaq magazine, and Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, and co-curator at moroso projects, San Francisco. Each work displays an arid treatment that conceals the identities of each image. These non-identities of the figure and space suggest a malleability of an object and its potential to be manipulated by external force continuing Itos investigation of corporately homogenized intimacy.