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‘Investigations in Absurdity’ to cap Faecke’s thesis

Cal State L.A. MFA candidate to exhibit large ink drawings Nov. 14-28

Los Angeles, CA  –  Through “Investigations in Absurdity,” a display of drawings at the Cal State L.A. Fine Arts Gallery Nov. 14-28, Bill Faecke will present a thesis for his master of fine arts degree.

The MFA exhibition, he said, “explores absurdity in terms of the intersections of various forms of meaning-making (philosophical, religious, drug-induced, etc.).”

Faecke produces large ink drawings on raw canvas. Therein, reproductions of found etchings and renderings (animal skeletons, alchemical mandalas, and hallucinogenic plants) collide with mark-making that harnesses the intense and often manic energy of his video performances.

In his latest video, “The Hermit,” he interweaves real experience with fantasy as he investigates his relationship with his younger brother in the Mojave desert. Much of Faecke’s work, he said, is influenced by the films of Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

A reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is also open Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

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