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Western Dreams: Jorin Bossen, Cheryl Dullabaun, James Osgood, Julie Scott

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Exhibition Dates: June 13 – July 11 (closed the weekend of July 4th)

Groundspace Project is happy to present Western Dreams, a group exhibition of artworks by Jorin Bossen, Cheryl Dullabaun, James Osgood and Julie Scott.  Touching on dreams of the West both contemporary and historical, the artists in this show are exploring through their artworks thoughts of romance, plunder, re-wilding and the an approach to material that leaves the least trace.  Rich in both imagery and media, Western Dreams includes painting, drawing, photo-based assemblage and sculpture.

Artists’ Statements:

Jorin Bossen

Coming from the Midwest, Los Angeles has moved me to explore the “romance” of old Hollywood and the unfamiliarity of the dusty western landscape. I reuse images from old Hollywood Westerns; crop them to remove their identity, abstract their form, and truncate a narrative.  The paint is built with layer upon layer of thin acrylic and oil washes.  The thin paint lets light reflect off of the gesso, much like light off of a movie screen.

Cheryl Dullabaun

The West has always been a source of dreams. From days of early exploration to the present we still look to the West as a place to find freedom, independence and abundance.

Buffalo Hunt and Dying Ranch, Wind River Reservation, are based on a dystopian dream of the West where plunder, waste and extinction follow the white man’s journey into a once wild, bountiful Eden.

The work incorporates painted photography, canvases that have been shot, then covered in glossy, blood-red pigment. A reminder of discord and ecological loss both past and present.

James Osgood

The basis of my current work is from a sense of contentment.  Contentment isn’t perfect; rather it is about the acceptance of imperfection and impermanence.  I have struggled and fought against this idea but as I embrace and accept imperfection in myself and others I become more content.

What I’m doing now is very intuitive; I start out looking for material (wood, metal etc.) I can do something with.  As I work I fight the urge to put more of my mark on the material than necessary.  I enjoy working with wood; there is something satisfying in the methodical slow process of using hand tools.

Julie Scott

My work is based upon both my love of and experiences in the wilderness and living in a large urban center.  Places that reveal a fragility and physicality of the landscape and the life that inhabits those spaces.  I utilize a number of techniques that combines both drawing and painting materials, including graphite, chalk, watercolor, gouache, and oil.

Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
  • 1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • 310 614-3351

Groundspace Project will be closed for Memorial weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 22 & 23.

Hope you can make it to see Susan Feldman: Structures and Strings, curated by Betty Brown.  This exhibition runs through Saturday, May 30, and there will be a closing reception Saturday, May 30, 4-6 pm.

Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
310 614-3351

 

 

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Please join us for a gallery talk and walk through by artist, Susan Feldman and curator, Betty Brown as they discuss ‘Structures and Strings’. Saturday, May 16, 4-6 pm.

Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm. Groundspace Project will be closed for Memorial weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 22& 23.

This exhibition runs through Saturday, May 30, and there will be a closing reception Saturday, May 30, 4-6 pm.

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Kerry Kugelman on Susan Feldman: Structures & Strings, Curated by Betty Brown

You must come to this exhibition!   This robust solo show finds Susan Feldman conjuring a delightful forest of bristling wooden towers, string mapping, and willful suspensions of assemblages and disbelief.  Her constructions of wood slats, scraps, and oddments are archipelagos of exoskeletal territories amid the surround of the entire installation. At first glance the sculptures seem to careen with wild instability, yet longer study reveals an inherent cohesion despite their teeming components.

Though there is a structural density to much of the framework, a lightness pervades the work, like Piranesi filtered through Dr. Seuss, a madcap complexity that can induce that strange giddy feeling sometimes known as a sense of wonder – a rare and precious moment to experience.

A sort of connective tissue of strings and shadows ties the exhibition together, causing our gaze to meander up and around the room. Nails and thread combine in what might be thought of as circuit boards of the imagination, intriguing matrices that defy any attempt to impose understanding, and allow only whimsy to be processed. The interplay of solids, light, and shadow gives the air itself an almost tangible sense of volume, and we are pulled through the exhibition by the visual currents surrounding us.

Kerry Kugelman, May 2015

Kerry Kugelman is a Los Angeles based painter and writer. www.kerrykugelman.com/

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Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 2-30, 2015

Susan Feldman’s exhibition involves installation, sculptures, and wall works that engage sculpture, weaving, and drawing.  The central installation space is established by several human-scaled structures composed of found wood. They stand, like silent sentinels, between a gridded wall of drawings and an entryway sheltered by a string canopy. Equally evocative of natural and human-made realms, Feldman’s oeuvre recalls French theorist Claude Levi-Strauss’s discussion of the artist as bricoleur, as one who constructs or builds from the (often discarded) materials at hand.  (Betty Brown)

Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
310 614-3351

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Closing Reception, Saturday, April 18, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Hours are Friday and Saturday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

studio instal_smallOpening May 2! SUSAN FELDMAN: Structures & Strings

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 2-30, 2015
Susan Feldman’s exhibition involves installation, sculptures, and wall works that engage sculpture, weaving, and drawing.  The central installation space is established by several human-scaled structures composed of found wood. They stand, like silent sentinels, between a gridded wall of drawings and an entryway sheltered by a string canopy. Equally evocative of natural and human-made realms, Feldman’s oeuvre recalls French theorist Claude Levi-Strauss’s discussion of the artist as bricoleur, as one who constructs or builds from the (often discarded) materials at hand.  (Betty Brown)
Opening June 13!
Western Dreams: Jorin Bossen, Rolo Castillo, Cheryl Dullabaun, James Osgood and Julie Scott

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 6:00-9:00 pm Exhibition Dates: June 13-July 3, 2015 (image: Julie Scott) julie_deer

Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
310 614-3351

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