Shane Guffogg of PHARMAKA guest curates 'Between Here & There' at The Loft at Liz's.
"Images are infused in our cultural landscape, both physically and mentally. Our mass media bombards us with them and creates a “belief system”. These images often refer to who we are or who we would like to become. There are certain shapes and forms that call to us and we recognize them. Maybe this recognition comes from an inner data bank that is passed along from generation to generation. Or maybe it has to do with something else that is ultimately a mystery. This is the juncture where art lives: A mystery that defies words and logic but yet still resonates within us. The artist taps into this place, mines the hidden caverns of our unconscious and brings their findings up to the surface. The works in this show hovers between the conscious and subconscious, being almost instantly recognizable but defying our own logic as to why we recognize it. The images create their own reason for being and act like a two-way mirror. We can see our reflection while looking through to the other side with the two realities ultimately becoming one.
The five artists I have chosen for this show are all standing in front of this two-way mirror that exist as the intangible space between here and there; the conscious and subconscious. The images and shapes are recognizable “thoughts” that surround us and are part of our inner and outer world. But the world is being informed from a deeper place, allowing these works to defy the gravity of logic. They are imbedded in our memory banks, etched into our minds like the spots we see after staring at the sun. The work in this show reveals the mystery I like to call art." - Shane Guffogg
ARTISTS: David Buckingham, Stanley Dorfman, Laura Hipke, Michael Rosenfeld and Michelle Weinstein.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18th 7-11pm (enter via rear of building)
Mid-Wilshire Artwalk: Saturday, October 18th 1-5pm (enter via LA Hardware)
Exhibition: October 18th - November 8th 2008
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm