LA Weekly on Kim Ye at Venice 6114

Qualia2015Kim Ye & Barnett Cohen
curated by Sergio Bromberg
at Venice 6114 
January 10th – February 28th, 2015 | by appointment

Opening reception: January 10, 2015 | 6p-4a
Beer Wednesday: February 18, 2015  | 6p-late

6114 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

You can climb into Kim Ye’s sculpture at Venice 6114, though you might not know to do so until you see someone else climbing out. It’s a white box with a waist-high opening covered by a brown curtain. Once inside, you’re lying on your side on sheets, facing a monitor that shows the artist’s face. She’s on her side, too, probably nude, moving up and down slightly. If you put on headphones, you hear her “ah” sounds. It’s comfortable to be in there, even if it seems it shouldn’t be. 6114 Venice Blvd., Culver City; through Feb. 28; by appointment.

-Catherine Wagley