April Greiman’s “Does It Make Sense?” video/computer graphic work has been included in the LACMA show, Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s. The show is a companion to Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium major exhibition. The LACMA exhibit runs from March 30 – July 31, 2016.
On the LACMA website, the show is described as follows: “Culled entirely from LACMA’s permanent collection, this installation explores how the body was at the center of creative consciousness in the 1980s. During that decade, artists engaged the language of advertising and media, feminist and identity politics, and as the decade wore on, an increasingly urgent response to the AIDS crisis, to produce work that commented on the power and the fragility of the human body.”
April Greiman is a designer and artist whose transmedia projects, which address all areas, scales of design from communications to textiles, architecture to new media.
April’s work has long had a relationship to identity in architecture, collaborating with- Frank Gehry, RoTo Architects, Coop Himmelblau, Ken Smith Landscape, producing signage, exhibitions, color palettes for buildings, public spaces. Interest in print and virtual space has led to projects for Vitra, MAK Center, OC Great Park, Dosa, among others. In 2007, Greiman completed her largest single work to date: 8200 sf public art mural, Hand Holding a Bowl of Rice, spanning two buildings, at the entrance to Wilshire Vermont Metro Station, Los Angeles.