ALEXYS SCHWARTZ PROJECTS PRESENTS:
A WEST HOLLYWOOD POP-UP EXHIBITION FEATURING
11 LOS ANGELES-BASED ARTISTS
MAY 21 – JUNE 20, 2011
Jeff Hastings, Sean Kennedy, Thomas Macker, Dashiell Manley, Arjuna Neuman, Jed Ochmanek, Allie Pohl, Chadwick Rantanen, Morgan Silver-Greenberg,
Tellef Tellefson, Samatha Thomas
An opening reception will be held on May 21, 2011 from 6-9PM
8458 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
LOS ANGELES, MAY 1, 2011 – Alexys Schwartz Projects is pleased to present "THE DELTA" a pop-up group exhibition that explores the material and ideological complexities of mankind's present relationship to nature. Gathering the voices of eleven contemporary artists, the works in "THE DELTA" interpret and communicate processes analogous to natural occurrences, framing them in various contexts creating a tension between the "natural" and the "synthetic," the authored and the indexical, the knowable and the other.
A river performs an incision upon a landscape. Gathering from a vast network of tributaries, the river brings life through continuous change and is defined by its flow, which must reach a finishing point or face a transmutation. Its excess of sediment, information accrued along the way, is disseminated irreparably across vast expanses (be it into an ocean, sea, lake, or flat land.) This process creates a distinct geographic pattern that the Greek historian Herodotus likened to the upper case letter Δ, Delta. In mathematics this symbol is used to connote the concept of change within an equation. It is said that change is the only constant, a commonly held paradox that speaks volumes about the nature of existence and conversely our (in)ability to holistically grasp it.
"THE DELTA" is about a tangible physicality of objects. The materials used are just as important as the concepts. Each artwork presents a gritty, organic, earthy consciousness of the physical world around us. "THE DELTA" as a whole is less concerned with the emotional nature of people, but rather materiality, abstraction, science, entropy and art history.
Works exhibited in "THE DELTA" will include painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and photo collage. The opening reception will be held May 21, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm at 8458 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Regular hours are from 11 – 5 and by appointment.
About the Curator
Alexys Schwartz is an art consultant and curator based in Los Angeles. Influenced at an early age by her parents’ passion for collecting contemporary art, she developed a keen eye for deciphering relevance in the art market. Alexys went on to receive an extensive education in contemporary art, which honed her natural acumen for building significant collections for both individuals and corporations. Since 2008, she has been advising clients on the selection and acquisition of artworks by both established and emerging artists.
As a curator, Alexys has participated in museum and gallery exhibitions. In 2009, she founded Alexys Schwartz Projects, a series of pop-up shows that highlight and expose emerging artists within the Los Angeles area. Alexys actively cultivates relationships with galleries, dealers and artists worldwide making her invaluable to her clients. She holds a MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute and a BA in Art History from Boston University.
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