Garboushian Gallery is proud to present a unique and expansive visual and auditory experience with An Exhibition in C Minor, featuring the site-specific collaborative work of artists, Serj Tankian and Alina Mnatsakanian. Through an experimental collaboration, transmedia artist Alina Mnatsakanian and Serj Tankian, singer, songwriter, artist and composer from the award-winning band System of A Down paired up to give in to an instinctual collaborative art process where their mutual creative energy could seamlessly blend into a multi-sensory experience of both auditory and visual expression. Within this exploration, Mnatsakanian and Tankian utilized new technology in various ways to further enhance the experience of exhibition-goers, and truly explore the power of contemporary art and music.
The artistic collaboration came from the similar sensitivities of combining art with music. Inspired by Tankian’s music, Mnatsakanian created animated and hybrid abstract paintings, while Tankian simultaneously composed original music, based on Mnatsakanian’s art. Hybrid paintings mix conventional methods of painting and drawing with computer-generated art, while in the animated paintings the image evolves gradually over the duration of the music, and the viewer sees many mutations of the work.
Although Tankian is based in Los Angeles and Mnatsakanian in Switzerland, the international artists contribute to the global discourse on art with much of their time spent in New Zealand and Los Angeles, respectively.This international artistic conversation has been going on for over a year, both working toward the single goal of this one exhibit to debut their rich and complex multi-sensory collaborative art experience to the world. The collaborative works on view have an eternal and relative abstraction that transcends time and space, both in sound and in imagery.
On view: March 18, 2017 – April 14, 2017
What: Opening reception
Where: GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY, 427 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: (310) 274-5205