On October 1, 2022, Craig Krull Gallery hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition. Artists include: Ayin Es, Kelly Berg, and Debbie McAfee moderated by Shana Nys Dambrot. All three artists address the high desert of Southern California. Space is limited, please rsvp by September 29, 2022.
Here is info on the exhibitions from the gallery:
“This Land” is Ayin Es’ survey of the high desert of Southern California and what it means to possess, own, or hold land in the Mojave. Es employs a sense of play in an attempt to change the conventional perspective of property ownership by removing the limitations of how we formalize these ideas.
“Emergence,” the title of Kelly Berg’s new exhibition, is defined as “the process of coming into being.” Pyramids and geometric overlays within her compositions become a framework in which to view and contemplate the volcanic landscapes, rock formations and dramatic natural phenomena. The pyramids suggest timelessness and spirituality, acting as a connective point between humans and nature as well as geology and archeology. Jagged is the nature of Berg’s natural forms, suggesting we are on the razor’s edge between beauty and destruction.
“Desert Sanctum” is Debbie McAfee’ first exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery. A longtime resident of the high desert, her daily walks have led to the inspiration of this show. Using the tactility of fabric to mimic the natural environment, McAfee employs textiles to “paint” landscapes. She scans the horizon through embroidery, color, and cloth bringing physicality back into a two-dimensional plane.
On view: September 10, 2022 – October 22, 2022
What: Art Talk
Where: Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave., B3, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: October 1 2022, 11:001m – 12:30pm