Chandran Gallery is pleased to present Major Work, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based artist, Andrew Schoultz. Fourteen artists, recognized for their significance in shaping major genres within contemporary art, are brought together in an expanded definition of social discourse. The artists are akin for their amplified voices and commentaries that are often formed through their highly individualistic choices in lifestyle and/or professional trajectories. In keeping with the theme, the exhibition comprises of new paintings created on a grand scale giving an enveloping experience of each artist’s work. The exhibition is on view December 11, 2015 - January 15, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, December 11 between 7 - 9:30pm.
Major Work offers the rare opportunity to view large-scale, statement pieces by prominent names in contemporary art. Over the years, many of these artists have fully refined their practice and have established a signature vernacular. Even so, each artist continues to progress and often reinvents his or her practice, never becoming too comfortable or formulaic in art or life. For these artists, an unrelenting quest to transcend their practices and prior successes often leads to a divergent life path that resides outside of the box. According to artist and curator Andrew Schoultz, this spirit and resulting art is where social discourse lays.