Coagula Curatorial (Los Angeles) is pleased to present COLLABORATION, a two-artist collaborative exhibit by Alex Couwenberg & Steve Diet Goedde. The exhibit runs January 20 thru February 11, 2018 at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown's historic Chung King Road gallery district. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, January 20 from 7-10 pm, with a special DJ set by lowbrow legend COOP (Chris Cooper)
Alex Couwenberg is a Southern California abstract painter deeply influenced by the art and culture of his local community. His artistic influences include the Light and Space Movement, as well as the work of Karl Benjamin, who was Couwenberg’s mentor. Couwenberg’s thin line patterns and choice of color are particularly inspired by surf and skateboard cultures, as well as the custom car and hot rod aesthetic elsewhere known as Finish Fetish. He is best known for combining hard-edge abstraction with gestural brushwork, layering, raw edges, and textured surfaces, thereby bringing depth and an expressionist touch to a tradition of painting known typically for its flatness. Couwenberg's work is in in the collections of Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Laguna Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, and the Daum Art Museum in Missouri.
Steve Diet Goedde is a noted erotic/fetish photographer most known for his images of women with fetish iconography. For nearly 25 years, his subtle and ethereal approach to erotic figurative composition has given him the title of the Ansel Adams of erotic photography. His images highlight the surface allure of fetish wear. That he also captures the personas of those who wear it adds to the genuine erotic charm of his work.