THE BRUCE LURIE GALLERY HOSTS SOLO EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON JOSH MAYHEM'S GRAVITATE CANVAS SERIES
Over the past two years, in the process of creating his well-known sculptural works, Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem has used dozens of gallery-quality canvases as drop cloths. And as each became decorated with an accumulation of colorful drips, patterns began to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional painted splashes, these Gravitate series exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create.
Visually psychedelic in aesthetic, these Gravitate canvas works become more magical when one contemplates these as expressions of the Mayhem's subconscious. Similar to how automatic drawings manifest, the artist initially freed himself from rational control, incorporating chance into the process of their creation, allowing the random patterning to determine the direction of the finished works.
Having debuted the initial two pieces in this series at a Bruce Lurie Gallery hosted group exhibition late last year, Mayhem is proud to return to the space for a solo exhibition of these works. Consisting of roughly 30 canvas works in a variety of sizes, some are accompanied by a matching sculptural piece to inform the viewer of the work's full story. Brand new individual sculptural works will be exclusively available as well.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to P.S. ARTS - a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality arts education programs in underserved public schools and communities.
Come join us for the opening reception May 5th from 6pm - 9pm. There will be a taco truck, and complimentary beer and tequila to help kick off your Cinco De Mayo festivities!
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Gracias Esme por este regalazo, es un tesoro!!! 41/52: Película.