Regen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Walead Beshty. This exhibition, the artist's first solo show at the gallery, will present new works that reflect the artist's continued exploration into and rewriting of the historical, conceptual, and formal tenets of the photographic medium. Beshty's large-scale "Black Curl" photograms are seductive and elusive works that refer to both the analog beginnings of photography and mine the gaps in the medium's historical narrative. Created in the darkroom through a fixed set of predetermined constraints, these works explore the materiality of photography through chance operations that result in fields of color produced from the interaction between the abstract color system that governs the process of photographic printing, and the base physicality of photographic paper. Each piece in the "Selected Works" series is a hybrid photograph, sculpture, and painting, comprised of works the artist decided were unfit for exhibition. Subsequently shredded and mulched, these works were reconstituted into a mass and framed. The "Copper Surrogates" are polished copper tabletops that replaced existing gallery workspaces during the course of an exhibition and are subsequently displayed on the wall or as freestanding sculptures. These highly reflective copper fields take the aesthetics of the pre-existing gallery infrastructure as a readymade parameter, and bear the tarnishes, smudges, and other signs of use that occurred in the daily activities that support and manage the movements of works of art. The "Make-Ready" works were produced during the printing of the catalogues Walead Beshty Selected Correspondences 2001-2010 (2010) and Walead Beshty: Natural Histories (2011). Created from traditionally discarded pages used as color and placement tests in the book printing process, these works are presented as both individual wall-based works and unique bound books. Drawing upon appropriation, chance juxtapositions, and the distributive mechanisms of art, these works, like the others in the exhibition, intertwine their production and reception through the interplay of form, color, and image via deceptively simple and conceptually rich means.