Julia Pinkham - Intangible Mass
Barbara West at the Brewery
620 Moulton Ave #110 . Los Angeles . California . 90031
For Immediate Release
Contact Teale Hatheway
March 17 – April 28, 2012
Opening Saturday, March 31, 2-6 pm - During the Brewery Spring Artwalk
Barbara West at the Brewery is pleased to present “Intangible Mass” a selection of recent paintings by Julia Pinkham.
Pinkham’s current series of abstract paintings in mixed media and acrylic on canvas are inspired by natural forms and in particular, the ocean. They exhibit her dexterous understanding of color and quality of line, and achieve continuity between seemingly disparate painting styles.
The freedom with which Pinkham’s hand moves through the composition of a painting draws on the intellectual split between seeing and rendering inherent in the practice of abstract expressionism. However, Pinkham breathes new life into blocks of color and scratchy patches with gradations and shadows. The suggestion of a third dimension imbues her abstract elements with vague objecthood. The effect is entirely surreal, giving gestures volume, imbuing flat areas with depth and morphing impulsive shapes into personalities. Emotionally, Pinkham’s paintings are representations of objects which could never exist outside the imagination of the viewer.
Barbara West at the Brewery is a series of rotating exhibitions, developed by Teale Hatheway, taking place at Barbara’s, the restaurant/bar hidden in the heart of the Brewery Arts Complex. The Brewery is considered the world’s largest live-work arts complex with an estimated 500 resident and day-use artists representing every field of creation. Barbara’s provides a welcoming environment for artists, art lovers, musicians, writers and business people to meet, exchange ideas and cut a little loose. As a curatorial project, Barbara West at the Brewery provides a forum for resident and non-resident artists who are actively pursuing creative development. Additional information about Barbara West at the Brewery can be found by visiting us on ArtSlant.com.
Directions: From North Main Street, turn South onto Moulton Avenue. Turn left into the second driveway on the left, onto the Brewery property. Barbara's is the yellow building directly ahead of you with the neon "open" sign. Parking is free.