Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Can't Fix Broken
25 June - 23 July 2016
Reception: 25 June, 7-10p


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Build Up (installation view) (2016)
Foundation on window
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Soap Stack Installation view
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Soap Stack (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
45 × 30 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Blue Punches (installation view) (2016)
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Babyface (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
20 × 30 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Fallout (installation view) (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
45 x 30 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Bindings (installation view) (2016)
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Leftovers (installation view) (2016)
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Fusion (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print
8 × 8 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Feeling Lucky (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
8 × 8 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Fantasy (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
8 × 8 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Back and Forth (installation view) (2016)
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Pound (Hammer) (installation view) (2016)
Hammer, plastic doll face
13 x 6 x 1 in
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
R.I.P (installation view) (2016)
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Wound Up (installation view)
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Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle
Wound Up (2016)
Dye Sublimation Aluminum Print (edition of 1)
30 × 20 in
Alter Space presents Can’t Fix Broken, new work by Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle.

Can’t Fix Broken suggests points of theatricality in the ordinary. Living and exposing the comforts and exhaustion of routine, Saboury and Boyle present a series of works set against the scene of their relationship, as objects become characters and the habitat forms a stage.

Mitra Saboury received her MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and her BS from the University of Pittsburgh. Solo exhibitions include:Gut House, Chins Push, Los Angeles (2016) andTouch Everything, Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2015). Selected group shows include Left Hand…, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2016) and The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015).

Derek Paul Boyle received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his BA from Emerson College. Solo exhibitions include: Roleplay, Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2015); Obstacles, Smart Objects (2014). Selected group shows includeWwwest, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York (2015) and Plainly to Propound, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles (2015).

Saboury and Boyle are based in Los Angeles and have a photographic collaborative known as Meatwreck, generating images daily for a wide online audience.