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Parallel Play &\; Collisions hi ghlights new work by three Los Angeles area artists working in a variety of media including assemblage\, sculpture\, and printmaking. While diverse\, these works overlap in their aesthetic and the use of found objects\, creat ing a dialogue in mixed media. Artweek's Previews Editor Debra Koppman describes the exhibition (under the working title "Dialogues in Mixed Media") in the June 2009 is sue:

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"Kohl and Kyes consider their work to be an exploration of "co ntemporary artifacts\," though they address this idea in dramatically diffe rent ways. Kohl's approach is stark\, combining found steel-culled from agr icultural and industrial sources-in her freestanding and wall-mounted sculp tures. Raw remains of industrial artifacts are first reassembled and then t reated with an application of adobe\, at once softening the effect of the m aterial and alluding to the ever-presence of the earth. The resulting abstr actions refer back the material's original use\, while alluding to new inte rpretations.

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While an interest in the use of found materials\, Kyes 's aesthetic and approach are more baroque. Layers and layers of found bits and pieces are somewhat randomly smashed and woven together to create new hybrid forms. Synthesis as a process for creation becomes both method and c oncept in this work\; the seeming dualities of randomness and pattern found in nature unite in the process and the construction of meaning.

Raulinaitis's monoprints and collagraphs also incorporate found objects\, processes of layering\, and the re-creation of art from humble materials. The work literally focuses on the four seasons\, thematically drawing one's attention to the idea of change within repetition\, and of the challenge o f finding our small place in the cycle of nature."

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