|| Hugo Hopping & Tyler Rowland: Doublejim || June 21 - July 4 | SOFT OPENING: June 20th, 6 - 9 pm | ARTIST TALK: July 3rd, 7:15 pm |

Selecto Planta Baja brings together for the first time in Los Angeles the artists Hugo Hopping and Tyler Rowland. We have invited each artist to exhibit two works of art that feature a "James" in their artworks. And which capture, subtly, humor, or by their subject matter, construct irony through a careful consideration of voids and art histories. 

Hugo Hopping's "Whatever Happened to Roy James?" is a series of diptych paintings that through sloganeering or payoffs reflect upon the humor of everyday speech against the rules of painting and therefore the voids that the practice entails. This conceptual painting series has been shown mainly in France and Selecto brings it back to its homeland for the first time.

Tyler Rowland's "The Birth of James Lee Byars" is both an inversion of the imagination and update of the work by the late James Lee. This costume and tailored suit, a "tuxedo" aims to construct a wider reading of the work of James Lee Byars and rescue much of the irony in his work through the practice of updating and re-contextualizing conceptualisms in art. 

Selecto proudly invites you to enjoy the work of these two American artists and hopes to see you at our closing opening party on July 3rd, 2015. Of course, the exhibition will remain open from June 20th to July 4th for your viewing pleasure.

Hugo Hopping is an L.A. artist currently working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tyler Rowland lives and work in New York.

Mr. Rowland will be conducting a series of performances and artistic actions at Selecto from July 2nd to July 4th. Please contact Selecto for more information on these events. Wherever possible, we will send out information about a specific change in programing or new arrangement. 


Selecto-Planta Baja
1816 W 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

(downstairs)