PS Zask Gallery presents:
Liminal Examinations celebrates the subtlety of moments seldom perceived. These five artists transcend the evident to give us a glimpse at the unnoticed, often appearing right before our eyes. Whether it is in the beauty of nature or a brick wall in the city, the works here ask their viewer to slow down and smell the proverbial roses.
Janet Bothne’s diptychs are like episodic color liberations. Her dismantled landscapes symbolize the constant interruptions of technology in our daily life. Rather than perceiving them as aggravating interruptions, she asks her audience to embrace these moments like acts of a play, the dramatic composition that is our life.
Nathan Huff’s paintings also probe the hectic day-to-day life of a city dweller. “Exploring the intersection of private moments and thoughts of individuals as they navigate public spaces”, Huff takes a glimpse into the curious anonymity of living in a city like Los Angeles, where inclusion is the new seclusion.
The photo-realistic wall sculptures of Jeff Matsuno are meticulous depictions of wonderfully simple subjects. The staggering details of these works bring attention to the mundane backdrops of city life that are often passed by unobserved. While being entranced by the pain-staking details of his sculptures, Matsuno’s audience is coerced into relishing the seemingly insipid.
The ceramic wall works of Perry Okimoto’s Extinct Flora/Fauna Series immortalize the beauty and remembrance of vanished nature. The artist preserves these natural wonders both symbolically and authenticaly, allowing the organic characteristics of the clay process to further substantiate his concept.
Additionally celebrating the splendors of nature, Asiyeh Khalilzadeh’s monoprints capture the subtleties and sensation of the human form. Her juxtaposition of vibrant hues and somber tones create emotionally charged works that necessitate a moment of contemplation to their viewer.