hey, what's on your mind?

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untitled (collaboration), 2008 Acrylic On Paper 18x24
hey, what's on your mind?

2401 S. Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90058
August 30th, 2008 - September 5th, 2008
Opening: August 30th, 2008 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

downtown/east la


"Every collaboration brings unfamiliar nuances to an instrumental language that has become highly developed and essentially self-contained."-David Toop

fakespace LA is pleased to present "hey, what's on your mind?" Elliott Oliver, Gyan Shrosbree, and Liz Smith are all LA painters who put forth an ambitious project of completing 90 paintings in as many days, each painting being worked on by all three artists, one at a time, layer after layer. The title refers to having the freedom to allow the work to be formed by spontaneous ideas and subsequent reactions as the work is passed along to each artist. The results are often humorous, sometimes ridiculous, and remarkably fluid.
In the end, these artists will be covering two large gallery walls, floor to ceiling, with an installation of the work. Each individual 18x24 drawing will be available to purchase for $20 each at the opening. Please join us for the opening reception of this exceptional collaboration on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 , 5 – 9pm. Open by appointment through September 5, 2008. fakespace LA gallery is located at 2401 S. Santa Fe Ave 104, in Downtown Los Angeles, within the Santa Fe Artist Colony. Free gated parking available at the Colony. For more information, please email or visit

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