Open Mind Art Space hosts an exclusive online exhibition, “Tracing Trails,” featuring works on paper by Los Angeles-based artist Carl Baratta. The online viewing room will open on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 12:00pm P.S.T., and will be on view online only through October 2, 2020, CLICK HERE to view.
20% of all proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the California Community Foundation’s LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund, supporting Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis.
“Tracing Trails” is a selection of ink drawings on paper by Carl Baratta, documenting his solitary explorations of hiking trails throughout the vast area of the Hollywood Hills, from 2017 to the present. His gestural drawings are plein-air inspired abstractions of the scenery he observes on each outing into the hills. “During a hike I try to find interesting areas which are neither picturesque nor unique. Instead, as I roam around I try to look for areas that would yield the greatest chances for interesting formal investigations to make dynamic spatial illusions,” says Baratta.