CARA BENEDETTO & DAVIDA NEMEROFF
Where The Skin Gets Pinched
February 25 - March 24 2012

The diving board ran its way through five courses, two periods, one infection and the wrinkle in his back. Flattening with a deserts backhand, nothing survived its one on one match.Sticks striking out, its bend screamed DEMOCRACY BEGINS BETWEEN TWO. She looked the other way- calm calculating and with a Good Deal of honesty, she stated that that was exactly (NOT) why she let her armpits grow – that her inner voice and this bump in cloth were in agreement. That a teenagers’ remorse came post-impulse-to-revolt. That the occupy movement was missing NO Point. That if LA had been nicer a carving wouldn’t have to be made (Walking is the most vulnerable sport here). The swan dove. Sorry is another dimension.

Young Art is pleased to present Where The Skin Gets Pinched, a collaborative installation by Cara Benedetto and Davida Nemeroff. The opening reception will be held Saturday, February 25th from 6 to 9pm and the exhibition will remain on view through March 24, 2012.

Where The Skin Gets Pinched is the physical manifestation of an ongoing conversation between the two artists and their practices. Benedetto and Nemeroff have used the gallery space as playing field bringing together elements of photography, found imagery, and deconstructed language to create a game of tension and humor. Utilizing craft supplies and do-it-yourself printing methods, the artists have embraced raw production and presentation strategies as an alternative to conventional tactics. Where The Skin Gets Pinched will be the first time either artist has exhibited with Young Art.

Cara Benedetto had her most recent solo exhibition, Breaking Waves (How Fake Stakes Ate the Cake) at Taxter and Spengemann, New York in 2011. Her work has also been exhibited in group shows at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkley,CA; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, PA; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY. Benedetto lives and works in New York.

Davida Nemeroff has had solo exhibitions with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto ON; Gallery TPW, Toronto,ON; Workspace, Los Angeles, CA and The Company (curated by Annie Wharton), Los Angeles, CA. Her work has also been featured in numerous group shows. Nemeroff lives and works in Los Angeles where she co-runs Night Gallery.

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

50 Trying Times, (installation view) 2012
ink jet prints, 16.5 x 11.7 inches each

False Start, 2012
ink jet print, acrylic and wood frame 13.625 x 1 inches

Diagram Scoreboard,2012
oil and graphite on corkboard in aluminum frame 36 x 48 inches

Diagram Scoreboard,(detail) 2012

The Woman Who Had It All,2012
ink jet print, acrylic, wood frame and monofilament 19.5 x 1 inches

The Woman Who Had It All,2012
ink jet print, acrylic, wood frame and monofilament 19.5 x 1 inches

Gaussian Blur, 2012
ink jet print and grommets 42 x 59 inches

Limbo, 2012
laser jet print and yarn dimensions variable

Limbo, (detail) 2012

Limbo, 2012
laser jet print and yarn dimensions variable

Iron Maiden, 2012
ink jet print framed 11 x 8.5 inches Edition of 3

Dream Caulking, 2012
wax lips, acrylic, wood frames and monofilament dimensions variable

Dream Caulking, 2012
wax lips, acrylic, wood frames and monofilament dimensions variable

Dream Caulking, (detail) 2012

Pooling Places, 2012
ink jet print and celophane dimensions variable

Pooling Places, 2012 (detail)

Pooling Places, 2012 (detail)

Live To Play Play To Win, 2012
ink jet print framed 12 x 9 inches Edition of 3

Installation detail

YOUNG ART 5658 HOLLYWOOD BLVD LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90028