Opening: Friday, June 7th - from 5pmPerformance "Hypnotherapy" by Tom Delaney - 8pmOn View: 07/06 - 30/06/2019
We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Big Pictures Los Angeles as part of B-LA Connect. I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of Library is a show of unique hand painted and hand bound books by LA based contemporary artists, curated by Doug Crocco.With: Edgar Bryan, Kristin Calabrese, Brian Cooper, Matthew Craven, Anthony Cudahy, Tom Delaney, Phillip Estlund, Helen Rebekah Garber, Kady Grant, Shaun Johnson, Kara Joslyn, Megan Lindeman, Susan Logoreci, Brendan Lynch, Aaron Morse, Daniel Newman, Laurie Nye, Manny Prieres, Ben Sanders, Alex Sewell, Theo Triantafyllidis, Nelly Zagury
The idea of a library has always been a fabulous one, as libraries are places where stories both factual and imagined come to life, where knowledge is stored, where history is documented, and where creativity is championed. Libraries are also places free of distraction and protected from harm, its easy to imagine them as a kind of paradise. But the idea of a library of art is equally fantastic, as a collection of expressions where color, mark making, and paper collide, and where the spirit of the artist can become part of a living catalog.
For these reasons we have invited artists involved in various artistic practices to create unique hand drawn and hand painted works on canvas and paper that could be bound or formatted like a book. These books function as experimental extensions of each artists practice. While the works freely borrow from several established visual languages used in book making such as pop up books, illuminated manuscripts, and graphic novels, these forms of book making function as starting points for each artist. These artists books are infused with a conceptual wit, rigor, and humor that makes the show a delight to both see, hold, and unfold in your hands.
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The Limited Edition Carrier Bag, created in collaboration with Gruppe Magazine and Standardclothing, is now out and for sale.