Diane Rosenstein Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Forest and the nuisance of our time," a solo exhibition of Ada Ihmels recent new sculptures (2018-2019) in the gallery’s Project Room. This is her debut solo exhibition in Los Angeles, CA.
In "The Forest and the nuisance of our time," Ada Ihmels fills the room with a series of prominent ethereal sculptures. In this forest, the objects seem to oppose gravity, yet they act as a concrete reverie that can stand in this world as an unmoving relic. The shapes adhere to some stained images in ones mind, possibly of a lucid dream. Black material begins to swallow the informality of some figures – a fold out chair, a sail - and frame them as remnants of something past - past action or a past object of use that has taken allegiance to its own being.
Through her process of automatic drawing, she creates an intuitive yet discernible visual language that informs the physicality of this forest of figures. She accumulates the many characteristics of her drawings, along with sensory mementos to influence the posture of the sculptures. Ada Ihmel’s work is truly organic, and comes from a place of focusing on the freedom of raw thought. This is the first time she will be exhibiting this new work in Los Angeles, CA.
Ada Ihmels (Sweden, b. 1984) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and received her MFA at Universitat der Kunst (UdK), Berlin (2010). Ihmels now lives and works in Los Angeles. Her practice incorporates both paintings and sculpture that are derived from a series of automatic drawings. Recently she participated in the Super market Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden (2019) and has shown work at Central Park Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (2017) and at the Alma Löv Museum in Östra Ämtervik, Sweden (2017). She also participated in (real evening buoyancy), a group exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery (2017).