Of Modest Mystics 👀

338 S. Ave 16, Studio A4, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Nov 13, 5 PM - 9 PM — ends Dec 18, 2021
IDOLWILD is pleased to announce its sophomore experience ‘Of Modest Mystics’. This exhibition will be a collection of contemporary small-scale art works that are finite windows by a dynamic group of visionaries. We believe artists are conjurers in their own right, creating new dimensions, manipulating events and environments. In an art world that has adapted large-scale works as the current status quo, Gallery IDOLWILD, for this exhibition, turns down the volume in size, giving viewers a chance to lean in and focus on minute works.

This exhibit was inspired by a recent visit to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. The museum hosts a room full of micro sculptures, mostly from early 19th century Japan, some dating back as early as the 17th century. This form of art was called Netsuke, tiny sculptures often used as toggles to adorn clothing for the prestigious few. The sculptures would be made of such materials as mammoth ivory, wood, metal, and porcelain. Upon perusing these fascinating precious objects, it was apparent there seemed to be a hyper amount of focus taking place. These small works demanded the viewer’s attention, not only to come in closer, but to examine what was taking place before them.

Featuring works by:
Lindsey Warren, Brian Barneclo, Chelsea Dean, Carrie Lederer, Sacha H. Baumann, Liz Walsh, Richard Ankrom, Orly Ruaimi, Brian T. Caraway, Vy Ngo, Joel Zuercher