This incarnation of the Periodic Table of Elements re-interprets the historic grid and combines female figures into various chemical states of the 118 elements. These flourishing visuals, presented in the same layout as the classic Table, serve as capsules of potential energy. In Halloran's research of the dynamic form of chemicals, gases and metals, she harness explosive moment and inertia together in her subjects; some fully realized as human figures, other camouflaged into the hardened natural elements, themselves, manifesting a kind of dormant but sensually charged aesthetic dialogue. Halloran photographed approximately 40 queer women in Los Angeles as references for this work and the grid functions as both a chemical layout of the fundamentals of the natural world and map of a personal community.
SUBLIMATION | TRANSUMATION
Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
May 5th - June 16th 2012