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Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Charchi Stinson, Untitled
(ranger challenger series), 2005

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

Glenna Jennings : 25_mg72212.jpg

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Gretchen Mercedes, Taxidermy Messy
Plastic Surgery, 2010

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Matt Coors, Plume, 2010
(mixed media with found object)

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

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Brianna Rigg, The Revolution Leads
Nowhere, 2010

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.

Glenna Jennings : 25_mg7118.jpg

Good Mourning, California : October / November 2010

Periscope Project is proud to present Good Mourning, California, the first annual exhibition of its Project Space presented in honor of founder Petar Persic. Artist Glenna Jennings [director, compactspace LA] has curated the work of fellow California residents Matt Coors, Monica Duncan, Gretchen Mercedes, Chuck Miller, Iana Quesnell, Brianna Rigg, Charchi Stinson and 21 and Under into an eclectic collection of art that speaks to themes ranging from the perilous politics of water usage to the uncanny collision of pastoral beauty and war simulation. The dusty corners of a midland taxidermy shop, the dingy interiors of Tijuana border bars, the sun-soaked concrete of an Anaheim burn tower and the graphite exterior of a San Francisco nail salon converge in disparate visual representations that speak in subtle voices to the many myths and artifacts that make up the Golden State.

Good Mourning eschews the more glamorous terrain of the Hollywood industry in favor of quieter places on the map, evoking histories of migration, pleasure-seeking and sheer survival. Each fall, Periscope will present a new take on California, commemorating the life and work of Persic and celebrating Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s book from which the show takes its title– a collection of art and writings that playfully explode myths and histories about the often violent and ethically questionable acquisition of Manifest Destiny’s celebrated terminus.

The inaugural exhibition endeavors to instigate a conversation rather than present a totalizing survey of California culture. The group show format allows the works to inhabit the same container, altering and expanding their internal meanings through this temporary residency. Persicope will host weekly artist talks and panel discussions that open the work to public input and quandary.