Arushi Gallery presents “Wish You Were Here,” the gallery’s first solo exhibition by artist Sophie Kipner. This presentation of recent artworks illustrates Sophie’s personal narrative through iconic, nostalgic and unfamiliar circumstances. The opening reception took place on May 26, 2022. The art show remains open for viewing through July 1, 2022, Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Artwork by Sophie Kipner

Taking its title from the artist’s desire to transport the viewer to another dimension, the artworks serve as vacation postcards from her fantasies. In her practice, Sophie primarily utilizes the blind contouring technique to create figures and scenes in her own recognizable style. Exploring the boundaries of form, identity, play, and body language, the artist explores the theme of her own evolving identity by placing subtle, abstracted self portraits in many of the works as well as highlighting the myriad forms we take depending on place and surrounding.

On view: May 26 – July 1, 2022

What: “Wish You Were Here,” Sophie Kipner
Where: Arushi Gallery, 1243 W. Temple St., LA 90026
Phone: 1 213 440 2700