Rele Gallery Los Angeles presents “Reading Abstraction: The Space Between,” a group exhibition featuring the works of contemporary African artists Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro, Sedireng Mothibatsela, IyunOla Sanyaolu and Agnes Waruguru. The show runs from June 5 to July 17, 2021. 

The exhibition examines the manifold and layered use of abstraction; each of the artists use various textures, mediums and acts of mark-making to engage in the transcendental acts of constructing new worlds and complicating meaning. Throughout the exhibition, abstract planes are alive and constantly evolving, serving as both familiar and uncharted terrain. This is the second group exhibition at Rele Gallery’s Los Angeles location, following Orita Meta – Crossroads, which ran from February 1 to March 28, 2021.

“Reading Abstraction: The Space Between” imagines the abstract as both dynamic and specific, a place of unfolding and collapsing space and time that occupies a place of simultaneous interiority and exteriority. From the intimate to the impersonal, the exhibition explores the possibilities of abstract forms in creating new languages, philosophies and worlds unbound by–yet drawn from–material realities.

Throughout the works, visual elements such as line, form, color and texture become vehicles and sites for the creation and exploration of immersive worlds and narratives. “Reading Abstraction: The Space Between” operates within the interstices and gaps between meaning, generating new ways of looking.

On view: June 5 – July 17, 2021; CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment to see the exhibition; 

What: “Reading Abstraction: The Space Between”
Where: Rele Gallery Los Angeles, 8215 Melrose Ave., LA, 90046

When: By appointment