site-specific installations and performances by 110+ artists
Monday, February 24, 2014
You are invited to Paradoxically In Harmony
Paradoxically In Harmony Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment) Loc
Paradoxically In Harmony
Opening Reception: March 8th, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2014 (By Appointment) Location: 13709 Cordary Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250
You are cordially invited to Paradoxically in Harmony curated by Thinh Nguyen. Featured works include the New York-based duo, artists Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo along with two Los Angeles-based artists Connie DK Lane and Elizabeth Tinglof. The opening reception on Saturday, March 8th from 6 to 9 pm will include curbside food truck catering for patrons, and live music performances by Special Blend.
Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo will exhibit their collaborative videos that they have been producing together over the years. Their work is in-depth research of cognitive speech and the human body as a tool for social interaction- the relationship between time and human life cycle, the mind/body dichotomy and the notion of free will. These timely topics focus on the interconnectivity of past, present and future, while mass media and consumer culture keeps the public propagandized about historical and current events.
Connie DK Lane will show her recent sculptural forms that are both biomorphic and surreal, resting somewhere between abstraction and representation. The sculptures are evocative of human or animal parts without direct reference to them calling upon her subconscious play with the materials and fading memories that evolve into concrete visceral experiences.
Elizabeth Tinglof will be presenting her fusion of painting and sculpture that begins as an exploration of materiality. The installations are made from synthetic materials that are subjected to unnatural and unpredictable processes, whereas the paintings become sculptures - resulting in the painting rejecting their pictorial space by assuming a three dimensional presence.
Neighboring studios in the complex open during the reception will include renowned sculptor Robert Wilhite, and talents such as Axel Wilhite, Sean Mcgaughey, Scott Meskill, and multimedia artists Paulin Paris and Shannon Donnelly. Paris will introduce his own curatorial artist Martin Lacroix who lives and works in France. Although these studios are in an unexpected location, they are brewing with cultural events every three months featuring works of local, national, and international artists.