Ground Control

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Ground Control (Exhibition Logo), 2011 Acrylic On Drywall
Installation View, 2011
Installation View, 2011
Note to Self, 2011 Ink On Paper 90 X 36"
Study for New Iceland, Tundra Transplanter, an Extraction from the Former New Iceland (Left Nut), RIP, 2011 Metal Found Object 23 X 20 X 67"
Hang in There, 2011 Aqua Resin Acrylic, Steel, Cotton, Aerosol And Acrylic Paint Dimensions Variable
Untitled Collages #1-20, 2011 Mixed Media 8.5 X 11"
Untitled Collage #14, 2011 Mixed Media 8.5 X 11"
Isolated Houses / N34°11.642'W116°06.663', 1995-98 Photograph, Edition 5 Of 8 30 X 30" © John Divola
Phases of the Moon, 2010 Wool 57 X 40"
Awareness, 2011 Acrylic On Wood 48 X 32"
Polar Bear, 2010 Oil On Panel, Framed 27.5 X 41.25"
Voice, 2010 Oil On Canvas 30 X 34"
Sometime, if the air in the low pressure system aloft is cold enough, the inversion that defines the top of the marine layer will dissipate and so will the marine layer, 2011 Graphite On Paper 30 X 22"
A Quantum Leap into the Evolution of Consciousness, 2011 Gouache, Acrylic, Enamel, Watercolor, Arches On Arches Paper 22.5 X 15"
Internal History, 2010 Watercolor Pen, Graphite And Oil Pastel On Paper 16.5 X 11.5"
Men and Women in Water Cities #4, 2010 Inkjet Print, Edition 1 Of 8 22 X 15"
The Way We Love, 2011 Acrylic And Gouache On Canvas 2 Pieces, Dimensions Variable
Ground Control

8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B274
West Hollywood, CA 90069
November 17th, 2011 - January 12th, 2012
Opening: November 17th, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
917 604 3114

The artists’ works in the Ground Control exhibition reference environmental awareness in a contemplative and also hopeful manner. The exhibition features legendary artist, educator and iconoclastic designer Ed Fella’s rarely seen masterful collages. These collages, created exclusively for Ground Control, are constructed of bits and pieces collected directly from the streets of Los Angeles. This presentation is significant as it is the first time showing of Ed Fella's artwork outside of the museum setting and in a gallery exhibition.

Our environment is not only the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding us at any given moment, but also the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population. We are currently in a continual struggle with man’s need to exercise dominion over an ever-expanding territory and the detrimental side effects of this obsession with control and consumption. With rising awareness to the obvious changes occurring to our climate and the immediate consequences felt by humanity world wide, one would expect to find artistic translation that speaks to the immediacy of this climacteric event. With Ground Control, the curators have selected a diverse representation of artists that subtly draw the viewer’s attention to this ever-evolving story.

Janet Levy is a curator and gallery founder/director born in Los Angeles, CA. She presented her first curatorial project in Luzern, Switzerland in 1990 and brings years of curatorial, gallery and marketing experience to her success in producing and promoting significant projects by prominent contemporary artists. Levy has demonstrated an extraordinarily intuitive ability for selecting talented visual artists and, in 2006, she founded See Line Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to supporting the work of these exceptional contemporary artists.

Niki Livingston is a curator and Creative Director living in Los Angeles.  In 2001 she joined forces with Kime Buzzelli in the creative space and later avant garde boutique Show Pony.  By the end of 2005, she ventured out on her own to expand into event production and freelance curatorial advising, as well as taking the creative helm at the iconic contemporary art t-shirt company 2k by Gingham.