Michael Bizon - Scenes from Home
September 5-27, 2015
Monte Vista Projects is pleased to present Scenes from Home, an exhibition of new work by Michael Bizon. Scenes from Home consists of three separate installations located across three different venues in Highland Park: The Living Room at Monte Vista Projects, The Bathroom at the Mullin Gallery of Occidental College, and The Bedroom at the artist’s studio on Avenue 61 and Figueroa. Starting at Monte Vista Projects, visitors will be given a map leading to the other locations.
Drawing upon tropes and memories associated with specific rooms of a house, Bizon uses found object, sound and movement to question the functionality of private space and investigate notions of the sublime and uncanny within a personal home. In Home Stereo, Bizon has constructed a Tower of Babel out of speakers, altered electronics and stereo equipment. This not only provides sonic atmosphere when entering the room, but also examines the power of physical presence in a micro miniature world. While the work throughout the three spaces is primarily object-based in nature, the interaction amongst constructed keepsakes and a twisted feng shui ask the viewer to construct a story based in personal memory.
Michael Bizon is an artist based in Los Angeles whose practice includes sculpture, drawing, installation, sound, instrument making, and video. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and his BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Tokyo, and most recently at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow, Ireland.