February 4, 2003 - Chac Mool Gallery - Yoshua Okon and Micol Hebron at Arco’03
February 4, 2003

Yoshua Okon and Micol Hebron at Arco’03

Yoshua Okon and Micol Hebron at Arco’03

Chac Mool Gallery 
8920 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, 90069
Phone 310.550.6792
Fax 310.550.6872 
Chacmool@earthlink.net

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Chac Mool is pleased to present Yoshua Okon and Micol Hebron at
Arco’03, co-curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez and Esthella Provas.

Hall 9, Stand number UC940

Yoshua Okon imbues satire and caricature, putting in tension notions of
non-fixed morality and ethics to be arbitrated by the viewer. For New
Décor (2001), a three-channel video projection, Okon recruits
passersby as actors to improvise clichéd soap scenes of “love,”
“the jealous girlfriend” and “the painful break-up”. Soon the
actors break free and bring their own life into the role, showing the tenuous line between
fiction and reality.

In Fountains (1999), a six-channel video installation, Micol Hebron
ingests colored foods & liquids she then vomits, erasing the boundary
between the interior of her body and the exterior world. Hebron’s
action of vomiting a color matching her outfit becomes the virtual paintbrush
for the construction of the monochromatic compositions of her video scenes.
The piece offers a commentary on the role of the artist as producer of
creativity and the body as a vehicle for making art.

Images:

right – Yoshua Okon, “New Decor”, three channel video installation
(detail).

left – Micol Hebron, “Fountain”, six channel video installation
(detail).

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