Weekend is excited to present All Edge, a two-person exhibition of painted works by Los Angeles based artists Olivia Booth and Candace Nycz. "All Edge" is one of the main themes that surfaced in the artists' decade-long dialogue about painting; their works are braced for the edge at any given moment. So, like any good compulsion, the edge has become the center of their work.
Booth's paintings utilize glass planes as their imagistic surface, allowing one to look at, in, and through, in order to maintain the brink between actual and pictorial space. Edge becomes the point of continuum in the works but also, because of the delicate nature of the material, the source of their underlying tension.
Nycz has driven the edge to the center and back out again in her paintings, allowing it to shift out of sight in order to reveal continuous illusion. Immersed in a complex space, the pattern of edges vibrate in such a way that it resonates out, beyond, and in front of the works.
Both artists' works allude to the nuances inherent in the act of seeing and the cognitive mapping that occurs whilst simultaneously observing and imagining objects in space. In an ingenious, tactile and revelatory way, All Edge subtly draws attention to the constructed worlds we inhabit and the "edges" of human intent that entangle our experiences.
Olivia Booth lives and works in Los Angeles. She received a MFA from ArtCenter and has exhibited her work at the Schindler House, Mandarin Gallery, Los Vegas Museum of Art, and Marc Foxx. Her work has been written about in the LA Times, LA Weekly, New York Times, Art Review and Artforum.
Candace Nycz lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Art Center and has shown her work in Los Angeles at Light & Wire Gallery, Circus Gallery, Marc Foxx and Black Dragon Society as well as Claremont Graduate Gallery in Claremont, CA and the Art Gallery of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Artforum.com and Artweek.