Groundspace Project is pleased to start the new year off with “Jonna Lee and Churchill Co.” a two person exhibition of sculpture and prints. Rich in material and process, both artists explore their personal insights on social subjects we try to overlook: Churchill Co. looking outward to Los Angeles’ ever increasing numbers of street people; Jonna Lee looking inward to human sensuality and sexuality.
Please join us for the opening reception of “Jonna Lee and Churchill Co.” Saturday, January 11, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Jonna Lee: “Sand in the Vaseline”
When I began working with silicone rubber I was led down a path of sensuality by the material itself, giving rise to Ideas of touch, feel, and excess.
Human sexuality is present, but is overwhelmed by the broader theme of sensuality.
Consider the satisfaction of stroking soft skin, contrasted with the feeling of sinking ones feet into new wet grass. Both are immensely satisfying, for different and concurrent reasons. Both are present.
Elements of humor abound in these plastic yet ultimately human works.
Churchill Co.: “LA Vagrants”
LA Vagrants revolves around my interest in Los Angeles as a city and, by extension, the city’s lack of a football team. My aim is to propose themes and equipment design to commissions trying to bring a team to LA. This particular proposal is meant to look at the realities of LA but also to look at the fantasy of football, especially where it concerns themes and mascots. I feel that homelessness and vagrancy capture more of an essence of Los Angeles than other sports teams here. The Vagrants are surely a more apropos mascot than the Laker, Dodgers or Kings.
Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
Groundspace Project, 1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033