Greene Exhibitions presents Are You Talking to Me? by Juliana Paciulli
Opening Saturday, September 7th 6 – 9 PM during art weekend LA.
Show Runs Through: September 7th – October 12th, 2013
Juliana Paciulli – Are You Talking to Me?
Juliana Paciulli opens her latest solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Are You Talking to Me?. Combining video, photography, and photographic textiles, the artist creates an enveloping narrative that re-visits adolescence and the search for individuality through the relative and familiar means of mass media. In her video, Paciulli’s actress reenacts the famous “Are you talking to me?” scene from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, replacing Deniro’s Travis Bickle with a teenage girl; the Spartan New York apartment is traded in for a suburban American home. The video furthers Paciulli’s practice of pictorially and cinematically examining the subject of young women and their relationship to popular culture. The video’s narrative is extended across the space through three still images. These pieces add graphic elements and text that tangentially touch on the video’s elements, deepening the story and signs therein. Ultimately, the artist gifts her female subjects with the subtle potential of becoming super-heroes, if only theirs is the generation to shrug off the mantle of discrimination that it will inherit.
Juliana Paciulli was born in Manassas Virginia and lives and works in Los Angeles. Previous solo exhibitions include Sensors at Las Cienegas Projects in 2009 and The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Episode II at Black Dragon Society in 2005. In 2009, she also participated in the three-person exhibition Sharon Lockhart, Juliana Paciulli and Caecilia Tripp at Martos Gallery in New York and was selected by Rineke Dijkstra to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts residency in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Her work is included in the collection at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle as well as many private collections. This fall she will be adjunct faculty in the Art Department at Chapman University.