Exhibition on view: June 25 through August 5, 2016
Five Los Angeles area artists: Carlos Beltran-Arechiga, Nicholette Kominos, Melissa Manfull, Kristan Marvell and Sonja Schenk challenge an evolution of perception in the new exhibition “Gravitas” opening at the Brand Library & Art Center on June 25th, 2016.
Working in various mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, the artists are able to create work that upon first viewing, appears to have the physicality of weight; of gravity. Concrete blocks, monolithic forms, sturdy structures, complex constructions and yet upon further reflection, the viewer is led to question the tangibility of the fabrications in front of them. Encouraged to move beyond aesthetic beauty, the question of intent arises and a search for meaning and interpretation begins. In short, the viewer is challenged to evolve their perception.