The AndrewShire Gallery, is pleased to present Take Five: Series 1, the first exhibition in the series will feature the work of Skip Arnold and Doug Harvey in a two-person show featuring paintings, drawings, photographs and video.
This series of two and three-person exhibitions will feature Los Angeles-based artists and the improvisational interplay of their artworks. Although the exhibitions are not thematically based, there is an interesting exchange between each artist and their work in this five part series.
Arnold and Harvey, both veteran LA artists, will show their work together for the first time. Although both artists have very divergent artistic approaches, there is an underlying subversiveness to both of their artistic practices.
Arnold will present work from his 2004 China project and a new video self-portrait inspired by 18th Century German-Austrian sculptor Franz Messerschmidt. Both works have never been exhibited before in Los Angeles and will include video and photographic components.
Harvey will include two series of works for the exhibition. A large 5 x 18 foot painting: Joe's Temper (Vegas iteration), which is based on a 1930s comic strip ad for toilet paper. This piece is part of an ongoing series that is now well into its 3rd decade. The second series of works are photographs produced from a cache of appropriated moldy slides. The mold has actually devoured the emulsion on the slide leaving intricate organic abstractions.