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02 Nov 2010

SUPERFRONT Los Angeles presents: Anthony Gross - Crime Scenes

Still from 'Columbo in KANE's Revolutions', 2010, HDV, 30mins.
Showing Professor Maraday waiting for Columbo.
Filmed on location at Elephant & Castle Roundabout,
The Monument to Michael Faraday, inventor of the electric motor, London.

Anthony Gross - US solo show


Private View 18th November 2010 Show continues until January 6th 2011 Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday 1pm – 5pm


Pacific Design Center (PDC) Suite B208
8687 Melrose Avenue, CA, 90069

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SUPERFRONT is proud to present the first United States solo exhibition of the work of architecture-trained artist and curator Anthony Gross.

A London-based artist, Gross' work operates across realms of digital and physical production, ranging from animations to furniture objects and architectural environments. Across media, his work investigates relationships between found objects and artifice, between urban hedonism and the ennui of the everyday, between the uncanny and the over-saturation of a globalized familiar.

At SUPERFRONT LA, Anthony Gross presents his new 30-minute film 'Kane's Revolutions,' the 2nd in the artist's Colombo film series. This recent iteration of the project deploys the ready-made television character – the detective Columbo – into a crime narrative that features the built environment of London as both scenic film set and victim. A turf war between politicians, planners, gangsters and replicants has erupted in a South London of the near future – who does the shaping of the metropolis belong to? The film constructs a visual narrative from the London skyline interlaced with found Chinese comics, web browsing, London gang imagery and shared filmic conventions, freely associating between each to create a fast-paced new episode of 'Columbo.' Gross describes his Columbo films as 'an experimental collage of live action, 3D computer animation and personal film fantasy that takes the viewer on a twisted ride through our collective cultural history'.

Anthony Gross: Crime Scenes (Film. Sculpture. Design.) presents this recent film work within the context of Gross' ongoing work in sculpture and furniture. Sculptural Units, a collection of modular objects that the artist batch-manufactured in China, develops a language of repetition, control, and variation, which reveals a retro-material logic of Gross' ongoing play between form and system.

Anthony Gross studied Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, gaining both a BSc and an MA in Architecture, before completing an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. He lives and works in London and has shown widely in group and solo exhibitions in London as well as other national and international venues. He directs The Old Police Station, an 60-studio artist space and gallery in South East London, and was co-founder and curator of artist-run space temporarycontemporary.