Presented by John Wolf
Location: Art Movement 2049 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Around the corner from Ghebaly Gallery and Night Gallery)
Opening Night Reception: 7pm – 10pm
March 17 – April 28, 2018
Monday – Friday: 11am – 5pm Saturday: 12pm – 3pm
In much of the art world today, intention is considered paramount. Artists push the boundaries of cultural propriety under the pretext of provoking necessary questions, and it’s up to the viewer if the “discursive intention” is enough; enough to justify the work of an artist who uses an image, a culture, even an emotion that isn’t their own.
We invite you to take part in a world where you don’t have to pretend. You don’t need a discursive pretense, and your work doesn’t need a deeper meaning, intention or excuse.
In creating this exhibition, we extend an invitation that echoes fiction’s tyrannical chocolate mogul Willy Wonka: “Come with me and you’ll be/ In a world of pure imagination/..what we’ll see will defy explanation…” In this exhibition, the truth of the work will be the viewer’s experience.
Featured artists: Aaron Garber Maikovska, Jen Guidi, George Condo, Nicolas Party, Sam Gilliam, John Millei, Jonas Wood, Brian Rochefort, Bryan Ricci, Laurie Lipton, Matthew Carter, Gary Lang, Aaron Morse, Yves Scherer, Amy Bessone, Pilar Wiley, Eddie Martinez, Katie Dorame, Anne-Louise Ewen, Jason Burgess, Harold Ancart, Rashaad Newsome, Justin John Greene, Peter Alexander, Simphiwe Ndzube, Dustin Yellin, Spencer Lewis, Mattia Biagi, Steffa Klein, Owen Kydd, Kottie Paloma, Derek Fordjour, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese and Zachary Tomaszewski, Charley Alexander, Bryan Kirkwood, Eliot , Ryan Michael Ford, Eliot Greenwald, Nathan Ritterpusch and Hossein Edalatkhah.