Join our artist Jim Mangan at THE THEATRE AT THE ACE HOTEL in Los Angeles, CA on November 17th at 7pm for the premier of BLAST.
This short film and still photography project by artist Jim Mangan follows his critically acclaimed projects, Bedu and Bastard Child. Working with professional rally car driver Ken Block, the two men traveled to the desert of southern Utah in a desolate yet breathtaking 75 mile stretch of land between Capital Reef and Goblin Valley. Part of Mangan's goal was to “put the landscape in motion” as imagined architecture created by car and driver. The work focuses on the rugged yet whimsical relationship between the rally car and the simple yet beautiful chaos created in dirt and dust.
BLAST is published by Dashwood Books and was designed by Francesca Grassi, Senior Designer for the Whitney Museum. The still photography recently exhibited at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (solo), 205-A, NY, NY (solo) and The Aperture Foundation (group), 2015. It was featured in The New Yorker, The Creator's Project (Interview), Libertin Dune, Time Magazine's Lightbox, Juxtapoz and Wired.
About the artist:
Jim Mangan lived for the past twenty-three years between Utah and Colorado, recently moving to Los Angeles. His work is grounded in the American West. Recent exhibitions include the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Muddguts, BK, NY, The Aperture Foundation, NY, NY, Deichtorhallan Museum House of Photography, Hamburg, Germany, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Utah. His most recent project Magic Rocks, was the cover story for the September, 2015 issue of Vice.