I don't know where but she sends me there
I Don’t Know Where But She Sends Me There: six Los Angeles artists now
featuring works by Joshua Callaghan, Michelle Carla Handel, Dennis Koch, Karen Lofgren, Pontus Willfors and Brian Wills.
After a long, warm summer Royale Projects launches its new season with an exhibition of six Los Angeles artists. Drawn from the grit of downtown LA, from the sunny surf of Malibu Beach, and from every stop along Sunset Boulevard, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and video works comment on the state of California today.
“I don’t know where but she sends me there” is a line from The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit song “Good Vibrations”. Brian Wilson created a collage of sound, taking disparate musical parts and combining them together to hone a perfect, symphonic - pop song. This audio masterpiece has become a true California anthem and an aural icon of West Coast culture.
With that in mind Royale Projects brings together six artists that, at first glance, could not be more different. Upon closer scrutiny you will start to recognize themes and movements within the works of art. Witty references to Pop Art and Minimalism as well as tender homages to California’s own Light and Space artists are woven through the exhibition. The wry observations of banal, urban culture challenge the viewer to look closer at the contemporary beliefs, lifestyle, and identity of Southern California.
I Don’t Know Where But She Sends Me There: six Los Angeles artists now will send you on an insightful and fanciful journey. The exhibition introduces a cross section of exciting artists currently creating in Los Angeles; the most shiny, yet at times tarnished, city in our great Golden State.