338 S. Ave 16, Studio A4, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Oct 15, 5 PM - 9 PM — ends Dec 03, 2022
Gallery IDOLWILD is pleased to present DIS-INTEGRATIONS, the galleries first solo exhibition representing Los Angeles artist Nate Zoba. In DIS-INTEGRATIONS, Nate Zoba combines two recurring motifs in his work: centrifugal expansion and centripetal compression in dense oil paintings. Using the specific materiality of the paint and the act of erasure, Zoba combines and holds these two concepts in singular tension. Chromatic rhythms are sublimated to allow new rhythms to materialize. Kaleidoscopic sequences of bold colors move in and out of existence as lines, patterns and fields, expressing both kinetic and potential energies.

The artist explains, “In my two previous bodies of work, I was completely controlling. Erasure allows something outside of me, outside of my specific vision to become part of the work. Just as artist, Joseph Beuys’, white and black sand don’t become unmixed through mixing in the opposite direction, the erasure begins an entropy in the material in a way that I can’t undo. I then have to figure out how to accept what exists.”

Zoba uses erasure as a way to disrupt intentionality, process, and to create something between specificity and randomness. He then reasserts some control by adding paint to focused areas. In the end, a tertiary structure and rhythm emerge that reference and alludes to what was once there. With erasure, there are uncertainties in what paint can be removed and what will remain, Zoba engages that uncertainty to fuse modes of expansion and contraction.

Nate Zoba is a Los Angeles-based artist. He earned a BA in English from the University of Illinois and a MA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Northwestern University where he received the distinguished thesis award.  His work has been published in Books & Culture, Drunken Boat, MAKE Magazine. His paintings have been exhibited in Chicago and Los Angeles and are in private collections throughout the country. 

DIS-INTEGRATIONS at gallery IDOLWILD will coincide with Beth Davila Waldman’s solo exhibition “Inevitable Entails” at Keystone Art Gallery annex. For this occasion both artists chose to mingle in dialogue and reflect upon their process. The exchange can be found at The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and is open to the public. IDOLWILD is a visual art agency and contemporary artist run gallery located within the confines of Keystone Art Space building in the Lincoln Heights district of Los Angeles, California. The gallery hosts contemporary art exhibits, performances, events, and encourages partnerships within the artist community.