From the Inside the Forest is Invisable

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Carney Hands, 2008 Mixed Media On Board 84x84" © 2008
From the Inside the Forest is Invisable

1993 Blake ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
February 8th, 2009 - March 8th, 2009
Opening: February 21st, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
By appontment
Goldmine Shithouse
School of the Museum of Fine Arts | SMFA
Goldmine, Shithouse, mixed-media, photography, installation, performance, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture


NOMAD Studios is pleased to present, From the Inside the Forest is Invisible, a residency and exhib-
ition with the Goldmine Shithouse.

Each exhibition begins with a 2 to 3 week residency in the space before the opening. During the residency the gallery is open to the public.  Spectators can unintentionally become a source of inspiration and or influence to the direction of the work. This results in the viewer unexpectedly taking on a profound role in creating the body of work. All work for the exhibition is created on site.  The viewer becomes invested in the work by seeing and understanding the process firsthand.  By allowing people to investigate the methodology, the collaboration is in a sense, creating their own community within the span of that residency. This community results in the viewer becoming a participant in the creation.

Painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture and video all create the installation within the space. The process is truly democratic. Each artist brings his expertise and aesthetic value. Opposing forces and distinct opinions result in a work that is complex and rich. Chaos and disorder turns into harmony and thoughtfulness.

The Goldmine Shithouse has been a working collaboration for the past 6 years. Colin Burns, David Hochbaum, and Travis Lindquist are the founding and active members of GMSH and have exhibited in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Salt Lake City, Stockholm and Berlin. This is Goldmine Shithouse’s first exhibition at NOMAD.

NOMAD and the Goldmine Shithouse truly share a philosophy for community and revolutionary vision.  NOMAD studios is a unique Gallery Space and Art Compound in the Elysian Valley of Los Angeles, known as, “Frogtown”.  The space was designed as a printmaking studio, artist’s laboratory, and gallery. Founder, Damon Robinson’s vision for the space as “ a place to gather, a place to make good work, and show good work”, began with his first space, Ghetto Mansion thrived for 7 years in the old sweat shop district of Downtown Los Angeles. Some of the most vital artists in the printing making underground used this space as a working studio and hosted innovative shows, such as “Peel here”, “Rails and Relics”, and “Hung”. Damon has also worked extensively in collaboration with artists and his dedication to experimental printing, collaboration and the creation of a new visual language are perpetuated in this new innovative space.

For more information about the Goldmine Shithouse and NOMAD, please visit, and or Aimee at and 917.573.6862.