In her fantastical installations comprising videos, paintings, and sculptures Trulee Hall celebrates spectacle and artifice. Recalling campy supernatural and horror films, Infestation (2019) features a fluorescent serpentine creature writhing its way out of a drain, in and out of windows and fire escapes like a parasite infesting its host. Hall’s companion videos depicting otherworldly and mundane characters invading the backlot alternate between clay animation, CGI, and live action, shifting realities in a hypnotic, mind-bending moving collage. The exaggerated portrayals of archetypal and fantastical characters point to codified social and gender roles, exposing various degrees of artificiality inherent in media production and the fundamental disconnections at the heart of the modern human experience.
Trulee Hall (b. 1976, Atlanta, GA) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions including Pussy, King of the Pirates, Maccarone Gallery (2018), BOO, Michael Benevento Los Angeles (2018); On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller, organized by Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) at the Gamble House, Pasadena, CA (2016); and My Bloody Valentine, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (2009). In addition, her videos have been featured in numerous film screening programs including REDCAT—Roy and Edna Cal Arts Theater (2017), the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2007). Her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Maccarone Gallery, Los Angeles, in January 2019. Hall received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1999 and her MFA from CalArts in 2006.
Commissioned by Frieze Projects. Presented with Maccarone, Los Angeles