Open Mind Art Space hosts an opening reception for a solo exhibition titled “Conduit,” by Los Angeles artist, Chelsea Kosta on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 5-9pm. Masks required while inside the gallery, when not drinking/eating). The artist will be live painting in the gallery window throughout the duration of the opening reception — Visitors may watch from the sidewalk along Santa Monica Blvd for safe viewing.

“Conduit” is Kosta’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery and showcases Kosta’s newest large-scale non-representational acrylic paintings on unstretched canvas. Since 2016, she has been experimenting with palette knives and more recently, large pieces of corrugated plastic to apply multiple layers of paint. Her balanced compositions are characterized by dynamic coloration and value subtleties, using a repetitive yet fluid horizontal and vertical mark-making technique to create texture and depth. Kosta’s work invites an active viewing experience, as an energetic continuity intrigues the eye, and the interplay of translucent forms appear to constantly change as the pieces are viewed from different perspectives.

On view: October 2-30, 2021; New gallery hours: Thursdays – Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (or by appointment). 

What: “Conduit,” Chelsea Kosta
Where: Open Mind Art Space, 11631 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025