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Evoking the aesthetics of Op art, Tofer Chin’s ‘Double Dip’ is a continuation of his latest body of work. Focused on sensory perception, he continues to explore ‘a world of electronic psycho sexual energy.’ For this show, Chin perseverates on LSD; its psychological and spiritual impact, as well as its entertainment and allure. The result – three, large format paintings; bear the trademark of inspired hallucination. As modified rainbow apparitions pop out of 2-dimensional surfaces and sharp colors seem to glide from glassy canvas onto the gallery wall, a line is blurred between the real and the illusory. Chin ultimately completes his trip with cause and effect: a limited-edition print on blotter paper, resembling perforated acid tabs and a photograph of an unadulterated rainbow. Mirroring the experience from which it came, ‘Double Dip’ is an enigmatic exhibition, intimate and communal; fleeting and impossible to duplicate.
Tofer Chin “Double Dip” Exhibition
March 14 – April 15, 2009
C E R A S O L I gallery
8530- b Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232