Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at its new location on West Adams, “Where Do We Go From Here,” an exhibition of new works and the first solo show in the United States by Tel Aviv-based artist Orly Maiberg. There will be an all day opening on January 29, 2022, from 12 – 5pm. Masks and proof of vaccination and ID required. 

Black Pond, 2021, Ink paint & Collage on raw canvas, 58 1/4” x 90 1/2”

At first glance, Orly Maiberg’s works seem like abstract paint spaces, resembling satellite images. Raw matter touched by delicate gestures of paint. A closer look suggests a topographic map, patches that form landscapes, mountaintops, deserts and seas.

Maiberg’s work begins in dipping the naked canvas in a tub of ink, allowing the appearance of initial contours of fluid, topographical marks. Then the artist collages pieces of canvas, covering parts of the painting and creating frayed geological layers of states and textures. From that point onwards, her treatment of the canvas resembles a musical arc: actions lead to actions or a pause – an empty space within the painting. Any suspension demands another action and thus, repetitively, the painting is being created, variation upon variation.

On view: January 29, 2022 – March 5, 2022; The gallery is open by appointment only. Email to schedule a time.

What: “Where Do We Go From Here,” Orly Maiberg
Where: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 5247 W. Adams Blvd., LA, 90016