If you've ever played the game Telephone, in which a person whispers a message to another and then it passes on down the line successively until the last player announces the message out loud to the entire group, you know it makes for a great metaphor for cumulative error, the inaccuracy of information and fallible human recollection. On a much larger scale, and in our media-saturated society, it also reminds one of the incestuous amplification of talking head opinions and the echo chamber effects of how many people today receive and process information. These are some of the issues David Rohn is mining in "Small, Medium, Large," his cerebral solo exhibit at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art. A show that explores concepts of hierarchy and perception while offering a stinging commentary on how critical discourse has surrendered to complacency in our Republic. For his brainy backyard opus, Rohn constructed two replicas adjacent to the French art dealer's peaked roof garage gallery. One is exactly half the size of the main gallery space, and the other structure exactly half of that. Each contains identical elements scaled down to size. The only difference from space to space is the electronic information being beamed inside.
Oct. 15-30, noon, 2011