Alison Blickleâ€™s Black Forest Portrait infuses a figure from her failed Hollywood starlet series with a devout sense of history.
LA artist Feodor Voronov utilizes linear and layering effects in his work, Estrange.
New Yorker Heeseop Yoonâ€™s black and white tape instillation, Still life #12, is an equally ornate and linear composition that invokes a different emotional impact.
Curator and NY artist Colette Robbins similarly uses figuration in The Fortress, which conjures a historical artifact.
If you’ve ever wondered why New Yorkers are partial to black, while Californians have a penchant for a more vibrant color palette, the new “Desaturated Rainbow” exhibition at the Kopeikin Gallery delves into this age-old stereotype. The showcase of work from both New York and Los Angeles-based artists, which comes on the heels of a month-long exhibition at NYC’s Field Projects, launched in LA on Saturday (July 20), and will be open to the public through September 7.
Curated by participating artists Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, the exhibit pairs black and white works from six NYC-based artists, against brightly colored creations by six LA artists, including Alison Blickle, Wendell Gladstone, Sherin Guirguis, Dani Tull, Feodor Voronov, and Fallah. By doing so, the collection examines the present-day accuracy of such rigid archetypes—particularly, how the quintessential New York artist is negative, grim, and of the Beat Generation, while Los Angeles creatives are carefree and enjoy outdoor sports like surfing and skating.
Most interesting, though, are the overriding similarities among the contributions across coasts, and how palpably the divergent color schemes can elicit such distinct emotional responses. 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 310-559-0800