Take Five: Series 5

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Yellow © Courtesy of the Artist and AndrewShire Gallery
Untitled, 2013 Oil On Canvas 66 X 54" © Courtesy of the Artist and AndrewShire Gallery
Take Five: Series 5

8687 Melrose Ave.
Space B226
90069 West Hollywood

August 10th, 2013 - August 23rd, 2013
Opening: August 10th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The AndrewShire Gallery is pleased to present Take Five: Series 5, the fifth and final exhibition in the series. This show will feature new paintings by recent Claremont Graduate School grad Chris Trueman, and German artist Mira Schnedler, a recent transplant from Berlin. 

This series of two and three-person exhibitions feature Los Angeles-based artists and the improvisational interplay of their artworks.  Although the exhibitions are not thematically based, there is an interesting exchange between each artist and their work. 

Trueman and Schnedler were clearly born from different art worlds, each deriving their inspiration from different artists and artistic sources.  Trueman’s work is heavily influenced by American artists and art movements, while Schnedler’s paintings have much more of a European feel to them. Both, however, freely create their work from divergent artistic approaches while creating work that is uniquely their own. 

Chris Trueman nimbly and consciously combines the forces between hard edge lines and the organic fields of color that occupy his expansive yet immersive canvases. While his command of the painted surface is apparent in the formal qualities of his work, he simultaneously questions and reconstructs the ideological precepts of light and space art, hard edge and organic abstraction. 

Like Trueman, Schnedler also borrows from divergent sources, but she differs from Trueman in that she does not combine her disparate influences into one art piece but rather her work forms a collective whole made of different canvas, each with their own style.  The art movements of German Expressionism, French Impression and gestural abstraction permeate these works. There is an order to her disorder, and energy and charge to each piece that is clearly mastered by one artist who has not limited herself to one style but rather to one artist’s own expression. 

AndrewShire Gallery is dedicated to the development and exhibition of innovative contemporary art works by international and local talents.  In addition to its Los Angeles location, the gallery established an alternative space in Singapore in 2006.  AndrewShire continues to push the international envelope while remaining an integral part of the local community.  The gallery is located at 3850 Wilshire Boulevard #107, Los Angeles, CA  90010. AndrewShire Gallery, Singapore, is located at 63 Hillview Avenue #10-13, Lamb soon Building, Singapore, 669569.