Group Show “Deep Superficial Perception”
curated by Carl E. Smith & Meghan Gordon
@CES, Los Angeles
January 16, 2016 – February 20, 2016
featuring artists: Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Matias Cuevas, Alex Ebstein, Aaron Farley, Doty Glasco, Erin Morrison, Loring Taoka
Excellent show, curated by Carl E. Smith and Meghan Gordon at CES, mixing artists from the gallery and others. “Surfaces” in Art is a recurrent theme which is always interesting to work with. Of course we all remember the French movement “Support Surfaces”, remarkably represented by French painter Claude Viallat (seen at Cherry & Martin in LA), whose purpose is to avoid the topic issue to better focus on the use of material on any surface possible.
Here the Surface issue keeps all the standards of a traditional piece of art: there is a topic, whether it is abstract or figurative, and there is a frame. The Surface issue is treated both as a topic in itself and as a perception, almost something you want to touch with your fingers and as .
Here are some very good ones:
Below Farley’s interest in photography as an expression of the unreliability of perception results in the manipulated display of photographs that similarly provokes viewers to question their physical relationship to the object.
Below Doty Glasco’s photographic silk prints depict the landscape as a symbol of geologic time embedded into an ethereal material that ripples with the viewer’s movements.
Below Taoka meditates on perception through seamless sculptural interventions on industrial materials.
Below Cuevas sets common nylon carpeting on fire, melting it into abstract paintings with paint thinner before actuallypainting onto each surface