Ryan Sullivan | Sebastian Silva | Roberto Matta: All Things Are Changing in All Dimensions | JB Blunk | pascALEjandro: ANOTHER WORLD
2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Ends Jun 29, 2024
Ryan Sullivan Traditional painting requires the building of layers from the canvas upwards, the final surface partially or completely concealing its foundational marks and material support. Ryan Sullivan's resin paintings are a reversal of this process, where the first pour becomes the unchangeable surface. Additionally, as the artist's resin sets, it is also manufacturing its own material support. The object is built from scratch to simultaneously reveal its own pictorial plane. There is no canvas, only paint petrified into existence. The work is a receipt of its own process of becoming. This is not abstract painting per se, but abstraction as a form of material realism. - Sebastian Silva Sebastian Silva’s mode of painting is quick-witted and rhythmic, referencing the illustrative style and subject matter of children’s cartoons, then filtering this dialect through the lens of abstraction. With striking forms that pop outward against dark outlines, Silva’s intricate symbols propel themselves from the canvas as if yearning to join the space of the viewer. Rendered in rippling tones, the artist’s vibrant greens, scarlets, and aquamarines call out to onlookers—encouraging an observant spectator’s gaze to dance across the composition, all at once ingesting the work’s aura. - Roberto Matta: All Things Are Changing in All Dimensions Curated by Dan Nadel and Cornelius Tittel BLUM is pleased to present All Things Are Changing in All Dimensions, an exhibition of rarely seen drawings, sculptures, and paintings spanning the late 1950s to 2001 by Roberto Matta. This is Matta’s first Los Angeles exhibition in over twenty years. - JB Blunk Known for using chainsaws and hand tools on massive, single blocks of wood, JB Blunk would study the grain and burl for days or weeks, and then—without the use of sketches or maquettes—he would work reductively on the single form. Although Blunk achieved his primary success as a woodworker, he also created an extensive body of work in carved stone, cast bronze, painting, and clay. Blunk's ceramics and large carved furniture works will be on exhibition here. - pascALEjandro: ANOTHER WORLD pascALEjandro is the creation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky. An act of psychomagic in its own right, this existential and artistic project is the love child of two artists who are separated in age by over forty years. Manifested in extraordinary works on paper, the collaboration consists of the masculine, Jodorowsky’s illustrations, and the feminine, Montandon-Jodorowsky’s vivid colors.
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