And/Or Gallery
Show #34: Brenna Murphy + LoVid
Oct 19, 2019 - Apr 4, 2020

Opening reception Sat, Oct 19 7pm-9pm

And/Or Gallery is pleased to announce Brenna Murphy's second solo show at our space, plus new work by LoVid in the back gallery.

For Show #34, Brenna Murphy will be exhibiting a survey of her internet-based artwork from the last ten years alongside a new series of related prints on fabric. Her earliest web page works serve as the kernel of the show. These pieces, built between 2009-2012 are dense html compositions, woven with videos and photos from Murphy's daily life. The pages simultaneously act as poetic personal documentation as well as public digital meditation labyrinth. The show is a kind of internet cafe for these works, with monitors for accessing the pages and printed imagery extending them into the room. The new prints on fabric are renderings from 3D modeled spaces which take the early pages as source material. A secondary purpose of the exhibition is to digitally conserve the work, update its interface, and organize it onto a fresh url.

Brenna Murphy (b. 1986, Edmonds, WA) is an artist working with digital sculpture and electronic systems. Her work is an ongoing meditation on the shape of embodied experience across physical and virtual realms. She also works collaboratively with Birch Cooper under the collective name MSHR, producing performances and interactive sound installations. Murphy and MSHR have exhibited and performed frequently over the past decade at institutional spaces such as the Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA PS1, the Rubin Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, as well as artist run spaces such as Cashmere Radio (Berlin), Sorbus (Finland), Macao (Milan), Soup (Tokyo), The Glove (Brooklyn), Coaxial (LA), Xhurch (Portland), Sonoscopia (Porto). Murphy has been based in Portland, OR and NYC, but for the past few years she has been without a home base, following projects and residencies. Her work is represented by the Portland based gallery Upfor.

In the back gallery we have new stained glass works by the duo LoVid that combine their wide range of art explorations from performance to video electronics and craft. Their process starts with custom built video synthesizers used in their performances and the creation of their video art. Sourced from hours of video synth footage, single video frames are thoughtfully selected and then manually translated into a stained glass design layout that is sent to fabrication. Due to the nature of video synthesis, the patterns are organic and repetitive, and are often arranged in vertically stacked layers. The resulting stained glass panels cast a ghostly reproduction of the original video frame like an ancient video projector.

LoVid is the art duo of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Hinkis was born in Jerusalem, Israel and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Art in Paris France. Lapidus was born in NY and received his BA from Harvard University and his PhD from Albert Einstein. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid's works combine handmade and machine produced video, sound, craft, Do It Yourself philosophy, electro-engineering, and textile. Venues where LoVid's work has been exhibited include the New Museum (NY), The Jewish Museum (NY), Klaus Von Nichtssagend (NY), Radiator Gallery (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), and The Science Gallery (Ireland). LoVid has performed live video and music in venues including MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), Museum of Moving Image (NY), Parrish Museum (NY), The Kitchen (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam, and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid's interdisciplinary projects have received support from The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, STEIM, Rhizome, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Netherland-America Foundation, Franklin Furnace, LMCC, UCSB, Experimental TV Center,, and Greenwall Foundation.

For questions and all press inquiries, please contact Paul Slocum, Owner and Director, at or (214) 676-5347.

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm (and by appointment)

980 S Arroyo Pkwy #200
Pasadena, CA 91105
(214) 676-5347

Brenna Murphy digital print

Brenna Murphy exhibition invite image

LoVid stained glass work

LoVid stained glass work