GROUP SHOW | ZOE GRUNI, SINAN LEONG REVELL & CHARLIE GROSSO
LA Artcore presents compelling work from three women who in their own right produce diverse responses to the world at large, often with a dose of edge. Their methods vary from project to project, but their devotion to communication shows in character and production.
Sinan Leong Revell has a career spanning several decades, with as much emphasis in performance as with visual art. From her inception born in China, educated in Australia, touring with influential avante-garde 80’s music group SPK, to her present life completing exhibits of photography and painting that explore nourishment and human nature, the artist shows no sign of slowing her mid-flight metamorphic arc. Her current project has a strong abstract feel, with hints of a celestial, planetary shapes that fulfill her statement, drawing on nature to reflect the human condition. Revell has over two decades of practice in Los Angeles, in combination with numerous international exhibits.
Charlie Grosso operates under a pseudonym that may reflect the character of her many pursuits. With photographic work that spans the globe in the hands of an individual that believes in transparency and diversification, the artist could very well be credited with her identity being whatever she carries with her, and what she chooses to implement. The work she will be showing with Artcore is described as “an epic, longterm photographic series of food markets around the world.” The images, revealing rustic, visceral environments she remembers from childhood, provide a challenging critique of our western supermarket culture of convenience.
Zoè Gruni intervenes in the landscape of her travels, folding together investigation, critique, and spectacle into one force. She combines persona, frequently herself, with the surroundings to reveal, on a strictly voluntary basis, the impact and interaction between human and environment. A primary element in her work involves the use of burlap, hemp, jute – raw materials, chosen for their coarseness, or as symbolism for primal life and hard labor. Using it to conceal, obscure and disguise parts of the human body or even an entire identity, Gruni explores ambiguity, fear, delusions of grandeur and the way we wear injury on our bodies as aspects of our contemporary condition.