gallery no one is excited to present the first exhibition in 2018 by Kat Gu and Mia Russell: Loop’s Roving Doom, Loosing Pleasure.
The attention of the show lies between the artist’s psychic understanding and rational interpretation of painting within the study of artistic psychological manifestation, considering the psyche’s functioning and non-functioning systems in a social and emotional context. The work attempts to establish the form of alternative social realities and of things unknown, in all their peculiar complexities. Canvases that contain parts of different realities are imbued with an overall convincing pictorial verity. The work is both a personal take on a social model that might be impenetrable, as well as an impersonal structure that is public and axiomatic. Furthermore, the painting addresses a hermaphroditic quality consciously or unconsciously with masculine and feminine traits – of desire (feminine) and satisfaction (masculine).
The work takes an advantage of a “leakage” in painting by reinventing and extending the surface, a leakage that plays on paintings’ charade of purity, self-confinement and seamlessness with a multitude of materials and shaped objects that fill holes on the canvas. These paintings form an alternative relationship with the gallery space and the viewer by shifting ground and figure relationships – the ground includes the surface of the painting, and the space into which it finds itself projected, while figure is the artist and the viewers.
A picture is a model, and a painting can be a method of interpreting a model of society, a possibility of social coexistence. Each day, we rise with a hunger for a society and culture that affirm our pleasures and anxieties, and we make room for new cultural forms to shape our feelings and moments in history. The abstract pieces in this show can be types of organisms or organizations that enrich and alter experience denied or unknown.
Opening Reception: 5:30 – 8 pm, Feb 2, 2018
Exhibition Date: Feb 2 – 24, 2018