Athenessa Gallery presents “California Dreamin” by Artiste Ouvrier. The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 5-8pm.
The solo exhibition will feature AO’s newest body of work, which features twelve artworks dedicated to each month of the year that reflect social and cultural dimensions of immigration from France to the United States. Within the guidelines of a quadrilateral canvas, the artist investigates literal and figurative attributes of the quintessential “American Dream.’”
Recollecting on subjects such as the film Silverado, 1985, The Mama’s and the Papa’s discography, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s notable speeches; AO explores defining moments that emphasize visions of America from abroad. Hand-cut, etched, and spray-painted, each piece magnifies elements of a shifting paradigm that establishes an introspective dialogue with the viewer.
On view: October 2 – 24, 2021
What: Artiste Ouvrier – “California Dreamin'”
Where: Athenessa Gallery, 616 S La Brea, LA, 90036
Phone: 323 760-4092