Walead Beshty Presents Equivalents @ Regen Projects

Photographs, sculptures, and collages populate the expansive space at Regen Projects, incorporating the traces of bodies, circulation, and labor within the surface of the artwork. In this highly charged, pithy and multi-dimensional body of work created roughly over the course of a year, Beshty drills through computers, a television, and an oversized, outdated printer. He slices flat screen televisions in half lengthwise and displays these brutalized devices with their power still connected to the electrical grid, leaving them in a desperate anthropomorphized state of survival - endlessly powering on and off again, their inner machinations on full display. Copper plates made from the artist's own pharmaceutical receipts and x-rays of the artist's own knee document the expected outcomes of his prescribed medications and are left to oxidize slowly over time. Positive and negative transparency film is left exposed in Beshty's checked baggage, the resulting works made during idol modes in transit. The dualities are endless; layered ad infinitum. Equivalents opens tonight and will be on view through April 7 at Regen Projects 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard. photographs by Summer Bowie