SV Showcase: Sabrina Ratté

SV Showcase presents the work of emerging and established artists in a site-specific, month long, exhibition on the #SVLA1 screen in Downtown Los Angeles. Curated by a different gallery or organization each month, the program will be on view through Dec 4, Thursday -Sunday from 9pm-midnight. StandardVision’s goal is to encourage audiences to participate with art in a new outdoor exhibition experience, and to expose the public to contemporary art.


For this collaboration, guest curator Shelley Holcomb of Curate LA selected three international video artists who are currently exhibiting in the Los Angeles area. Sabrina Ratté’s piece, “Immeauble-Villas,” will show every hour during the showcase, alongside tow other artists Julieta Gil and Mickalene Thomas.


“Immeauble-Villas” by Sabrina Ratté is an ongoing series of abstract interior spaces where electronic textures and architectural elements are subtly animated. Referencing Le Corbusier’s standardization of apartment buildings, selections from the series are displayed in their integrity as “tableaux”— with each video loop presented on individual screens. The work is presented as a dye sublimation on aluminum with video augmentation especially for this exhibition— the nature of the printed surface itself enhancing the artist’s interest in architecture, corporate interiors, and the [un]built landscape.


Ratté’s work is also featured at Young Projects Gallery in an exhibition titled Lieux-Ditsco-curated by Sharsten Plenge and Paul Young. Lieux-Dits is the first US solo exhibition by Sabrina Ratté, based out of Montreal. A survey of the artist’s works will be on display, in addition to new site-specific installations exploring video as environment— including structural settings for works such as Common Areas, a sprawling, room-sized, four-channel installation, single-channel videos, and projection prints. Extending the flatness of the image into multidimensional habitats, Ratté’s latest works for Young Projects explore the nature of the electronic image as physical space, residing in both tangible and virtual expanses. The show takes place October 6- January 7, and is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am- 5pm, and Saturdays by appointment.