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Office Hours with John Houck
Oct 19, 2013

Office Hours are occasions for extended in-person dialogues between artists and their publics. Taking from the academic tradition of “office hours,” participating artists offer scheduled one-on-one meetings to follow up on aspects of their work and further pursue open questions, in a setting apart from the lecture hall or classroom. As an ongoing program, Office Hours fosters reception of artistic interests through enquiry, exchange, and reflection.
Individuals may sign up for one 50-minute meeting by emailing one of the available dates and times listed below to: officehours@laxart.org. All meetings are held at LA><ART. The program is free and open to all publics.
Fall 2013 participating artists and hours of availability:
John Houck

John Houck works with photographic materials and engages in architectural interventions, in both cases focusing on the relationship between embodied perception and depiction. Houck’s background in computer programming, architecture and photography equip him with extensive knowledge of diverse codes used to generate images. Houck employs such codes – intentionally disrupting their more advanced functions through simple repetition and recursive processes – to create new interstitial sites of resistance. His work examines a practical and real understanding of the digital systems that order our contemporary experience, and furthermore, the ability to reclaim pervasive systems for intentions at once poetic and defiant.
John Houck has an MFA from UCLA, he was a studio participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2010, and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008. Houck’s work was recently included in the group exhibition “Lens Drawings” at Marian Goodman in Paris, and the artist has solo exhibitions this Fall at On Stellar Rays in New York and Max Wigram in London.

Available appointments with John Houck:

Saturday, October 19, 2013 2pm – 2:50pm 3pm – 3:50pm 4pm – 4:50pm

Office Hours is organized by Eric Golo Stone, Adjunct Curator of Discursive Programs at LA><ART.