Elephant Art Space presents The Secret Minerals, an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Los Angeles–based artist Alise Spinella. The gallery held an opening art party on April 8, 2023. The exhibition will run through April 29, 2023.

The Artwork

These intimate works trace a journey of transmutation—both in the psychic registers and the earthly realm. In each, we’re offered a glimpse into another world, with the central image of a grid recurring as an almost figurative presence. Here the grid doesn’t represent a rule-based system but instead a structure breaking down and coming loose.

About the Artist

Alise Spinella was born in Sacramento, California, and raised in Koyasan, Japan. She received an MFA from CalArts, a BA in Psychology and Computer Science from UCLA, and a BFA from RISD. Her artwork has been shown both nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, and Rome, and most recently at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) in Los Angeles. She is an alumna of residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and Arteles Creative Center, Finland, and was awarded a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists in 2015. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

On view: April 8 – 29, 2023; Gallery open Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment

What: The Secret Minerals, Alise Spinella
Where: Elephant Art Space, 3325 Division St. Los Angeles, CA 90065
Website: http://www.elephantartspace.com/