Ich Sehe Das Licht: Kembra Pfahler and The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black in film, video and performance
Kembra Pfahler and the girls of Karen Black present a performative screening featuring cinematic arcana, voluptuous horrors and a Q&A confessional. Through her ongoing project, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Kembra Pfahler has been performing since the early 1990s in museums, galleries and clubs the world over. Assembling an unprecedented program of film, video and performance documents from Richard Kern, Annie Sprinkle, Steve Doughty, Ned Ambler, Mike Kuchar, Charles Atlas and more, Dirty Looks is thrilled to partner with Emalin Gallery London and the Los Angeles Art Book Fair to welcome Pfahler to Los Angeles for the first comprehensive screening of her work and appearances in the moving image.
Kembra Pfahler was born in Hermosa Beach, California in 1961, and she lives and works in New York City. Major solo exhibitions include Fuck Island, Participant Inc. (New York, NY, USA, 2012); Capital Improvements, Emalin Gallery (London, 2016); File Under V, Rove Gallery (London, UK, 2005); Availabism and Anti-naturalism: A Feminine Experiment, American Fine Arts Company (New York, NY, USA, 2002); and Womanizer, Deitch Projects (New York, NY, USA 2002). Selected group exhibitions include Future Feminism, The Hole (New York, NY, USA , 2014); New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow, RU, 2011) traveling to MACRO Museum (Rome, IT, 2011); Dead Flowers, Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2010); and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, USA, 2008).
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