DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present LIA HALLORAN’s second New York solo exhibition. The ten photographs on view were taken at night in various Los Angeles locations ranging from spaces appropriated by skateboarders, such as the Los Angeles River, to skate parks and backyard ramps.
The works blur the boundaries of photography and become self-portraits and drawings as well as records of performances. Light is used to form the drawing line while HALLORAN skateboards at night through different venues. The resulting images are each a trajectory of the artist’s movements over time. The photographs pair urban environments with lines of light which behave as physical objects or break apart into flurries of abstraction.
The images also have ghost-like connotations, showing action with no trace of a figure and leaving an after-image of where but not of whom. They become memory as well as exaggerations of architecture combined with landscape. The light pollution of the Los Angeles night sky is often heightened by the long exposure time of the camera.
HALLORAN is a 2001 MFA graduate of the Yale University School of Art and a 1999 BFA graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work is included in Space is the Place, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International, on view at the Hudson River Museum through September 8.