Exploring how the media shapes people’s perceptions of significant events, Alex Kritselis creates a vast landscape from the issues of the Los Angeles Times that he collected in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. His immersive installation was previously installed at the Armory Center for the Arts in 2002, but has been reimagined for the PMCA Back Gallery to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to pose new questions about the lingering effects of the attack on our national psyche. Kritselis is a multimedia artist based in Los Angeles and from 2002-2011 was Dean of the Visual Arts and Media Studies Division at Pasadena City College.
This exhibition is supported by the PMCA Board of Directors and MakeSpace ARTS-Classes+Events+Exhibitions. In kind support has been provided by Sharp Seating Company. Special thanks to Jay Belloli, Betty Ann Brown, Victor Dawahare, Joey Forsyte, Warren Heaton, Art Lemus, and Antonio Mejias-Rentas.
Above the Fold (stills), 2011. Mixed media and video installation. Photography by Don Milici.