Ghebaly Gallery presents two solo exhibitions… “Protea” featuring Becca Mann, and a group shot titled “Twist the Spine.” This is Los Angeles-based artist Becca Mann’s first exhibition with the gallery.
Becca Mann, Nightblooming Cereus, 2017, Oil on canvas, 45 x 70 inches.
Imbued with a powerful sense of place, the paintings that make up “Protea” weave together memory and fiction in an exploration of the solarized heat and darkness of Los Angeles. Together they create an impression of the city as a palimpsest written and overwritten in foliage, flowers, and dissipating light. Read More
Also opening tonight…”Twist the Spine,” an exhibition of new works by Philip Hanson, Liz McCarthy, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed. The exhibition will run June 1 through June 30 with an opening reception Friday June 1 from 7 to 10pm. The exhibition is organized by Gan Uyeda and Raven Falquez Munsell under the curatorial collaborative Third Object. June 1 – June 30, 2018
In their 1975 project Oblique Strategies, Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt devised a deck of cards to be consulted in moments of creative blockage. Drawn at random, the cards bear koan-like prompts enjoining the user to “Work at a different speed” or to consider what it might mean that “Repetition is a form of change.” One card offers a simple command: “Twist the spine.” Using this imperative as a springboard, the exhibition “Twist the Spine” draws together the work of three artists whose practices are linked by a layered and mutable exploration of language and embodiment. In each, contortions of form produce particular poetic expressions, opening up conflicting and complementary notions of vocalization and exchange.
Philip Hanson, I Like a Look of Agony (Dickinson), 2017, and Voices of Children (Blake), 2017, each oil on canvas, 18 x 12 inches.
On view: June 1 – June 30, 2018
Where: Ghebaly Gallery, 2245 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021