Edward Cella Art & Architecture is pleased to announce its debut exhibition featuring Los Angeles based painter and sculptor Rema Ghuloum. This exhibition follows a summer residency at the Joan Mitchell Foundation and 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her vibrant abstract paintings show influences among such artists as Edouard Vuillard, Giorgio Morandi, Claude Monet and the lyrical works of Alma Thomas, Joan Mitchell, and Lee Krasner.
Ghuloum’s improvisational processes are fluid and indirectly inform one another. She focuses on the ways in which one sees, feels, recalls, and absorbs an experience, then translates and transforms this into paintings. These works emerge from a slow buildup of the surface with stains of paint and sanding in between to preserve the previous layers. Patterns and shapes are manifested through these mercurial actions. This allows for the memory of the painting to be subtly visible, appearing and dissolving on a surface that breathes and remembers.
ABOUT REMA GHULOUM
Rema Ghuloum currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Rema received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010. Rema is a 2018 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant in 2017, and a recipient of the Esalen Pacifica Prize in 2012, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2010, and the Max Gatov award in 2007. Rema has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles; Et al. Gallery, San Francisco; JAUS, Los Angeles; The Front, New Orleans; Cue Foundation, UCLA's New Wight Gallery, Sonce Alexander Gallery, and George Lawson Gallery.
ABOUT EDWARD CELLA ART & ARCHITECTURE
Edward Cella Art & Architecture is committed to supporting significant established, mid-career, and emerging artists, architects, and designers. Nurturing this hybridity, the gallery uniquely exhibits photography, painting, sculpture, architectural drawings, models, and design objects with an emphasis on the intersection of these disciplines. Edward Cella founded Edward Cella Art & Architecture in 2006, building on his background as an architectural historian with a decade of experience in art advisory and collection management and a passion for collecting architectural drawings and ephemera, as well as contemporary art and erotica. The gallery sustains a curatorial emphasis on discourses surrounding issues of cultural and conceptual significance and has represented historical and under-recognized estates and collections.