In Culver City…
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andrea Büttner. The artist’s first show at the gallery, as well as her first solo show in Los Angeles.
See image: Andrea Büttner, Curtain, 2015, woodcut, diptych, 70 x 46 1/2 inches (177.8 x 118.1 cm), framed: 72 x 92 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches (182.9 x 234.6 x 3.8 cm)
Andrea Büttner produces works in a variety of media, alternating between forms like the woodcut, which privileges the use of the hand and the rough interaction of materials, and research-based projects that delineate the broader art historical and cultural contexts in which her ideas circulate.
Also opening…”Grand Flâneur,” an exhibition of new work by Harold Ancart. The artist’s first show with the gallery and his first solo show in Los Angeles. Though Harold Ancart’s work almost always begins with the immediacy of the drawn mark, it takes a variety of final forms. Objects that can be viewed as paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations have defined his exhibitions, suggesting that the role of an artist is best described as that of the wanderer: a figure borne along by the freshness of his impressions and his ability to generate images possessed of visceral intensity, with each work pointing the way to the next. In Ancart’s case, this peripatetic movement also represents an astute amalgamation of European, South American, and North American art historical traditions.
On view: September 9 – October 22, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Human Resources features an evening of art, community and celebration to benefit Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a statewide coalition of 70 grassroots organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails, reduce the number of prisons and jails in the state, and shift local spending from corrections and policing to vital human services. Reception: 7-9pm; Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St., LA, 90012;
In Santa Monica…
Christopher Grimes Gallery presents “one day after another,” a solo exhibition of works by Antonio Ballester Moreno.
See image: Antonio Ballester Moreno, Moon, 2016, acrylic on jute, 36-1/4 x 28-3/4 inches, 92 x 73 cm
This will be his first solo exhibition with the gallery and will feature a series of new paintings. Ballester Moreno is guided by instinct and uses the raw material of jute and acrylic paint within a palette of primary colors and foundational geometric shapes. The paintings refer to patterns and colors found in nature: yellow for light; blue to water; and the mixing of the two creates green, the color of vegetation; circles are cycles of the moon and sun; triangles are trees and mountains.
All of these shapes are created through careful hand-eye coordination, resulting in subtle variances and a spontaneous quality of line. The title of the exhibition is reinforced through the repetition inherent in the making of each painting, which can be comprised of up to thirty layers of paint.
Where: Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Friday September 9, 2016