Sean Shim-Boyle

September 5th - October 5th, 2014

SIGNAL is proud to present Sisyphus, an installation by LA based sculptor Sean Shim-Boyle, running from September 5th through October 5th.

A set of automatic sliding glass doors face one another in the center of the gallery space. Both sensors facing inward, their synchronous movements arrest each other, and the two remain locked in a staggered, perpetual standoff. Subtle alterations to the architecture of SIGNAL establish an airless backdrop for this endless pas de deux: the familiar longitudinal beams in SIGNAL's ceiling have been painstakingly lateralized; light fixtures dropped to the custom-fabricated height of the doorways; wall-markings, scrapings, and support brackets seem to suggest the structural residue of long-abandoned usage.

The central sculpture in this exhibition originally appeared in Shim-Boyle's 2013 solo presentation at LAXART, Los Angeles, A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.

See video of the installation at LAXART:

Generous support has been provided by Eileen Harris Norton.

Click here for images of the exhibition.

Join us for a special performance:

Thursday, October 2nd

Inspired by Sean Shim-Boyle's sculptural installation SISYPHUS, Monica Mirabile (of performance duo FlucT) presents a 10-person dance performance within the piece.

Original soundscape developed by Mirabile in collaboration with Dan Deacon.