Dualities is a five artists project curated by Janet Levy for Arts Brookfield at the Bank of America Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The projects are presented concurrently, one project per month, during May 14 –October 19 cumulating on September 3 with all five projects on view. The selection of the works is drawn from the theory of opposites. Naturally occurring phenomena are grouped into complementary pairs. Above and below, earth and sky, dark and light, fluid and solid each piece chosen contains a balance between two interdependent forces.
Taking into consideration the spacial dynamics of the Bank of America building, curator Janet Levy carefully selected the works to connect the multi levels, Parking level A, concourse and plaza as well as the outdoor stairwell. Each area was then matched with an artist and project:
Project I, Karen Lofgren’s “Gold Flood", Project 2, Matthew Greene “Come Together”, Project 3, Simmons & Burke “Clouds Wallpaper” Project 4, Diana Thater “OZ”, Project 5, Ryan Perez “The Escalator to Nowhere.”
On the lowest level Karen Lofgren’s “Gold Flood" seeps out from underneath the edges of the wall, playing with the relationship between liquid and solid states. Matthew Greene intertwines the physical and metaphysical in “Come Together” using an undulating mass of bodies along outdoor stairwell. They form a seductively charged passageway between the material world and a collective subconscious. Simmons & Burke navigate between darkness and light with “Clouds Wallpaper,”connecting the backdrops of interior and exterior environments. In “OZ” Diana Thater investigates the gap that separates and connects earth and sky. California poppies bloom downwards into clouds floating upwards in an inverted landscape between floors. Juxtaposed with their utilitarian counterparts on the bottom floor, Ryan Perez's “The Escalator to Nowhere” renders moving objects motionless, a duo of heavy monolithic forms held in place by gravity.
Janet Levy is an independent curator, gallery owner, and Los Angeles native. Levy consults for corporate and individual collectors, as well as working with public and private institutions on special exhibitions and projects. She founded See Line Gallery in 2006, which is now located in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, which emphasizes a dynamic contemporary curatorial program.
For further information about Dualities and to schedule a curator led walk through, please contact Janet Levy cell: 917 604 3114 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookfield Office Properties enlivens its public spaces through an acclaimed visual and performing arts program. Arts Brookfield is committed to working with regional artists and commissioning original works of art in all disciplines including visual art, dance, theater and music. These events offer artists unique opportunities to work in new and unusual spaces while providing provocative cultural experiences for tenants and visitors alike.