sp[a]ce gallery presents MOVEMENT + NARRATIVE Group Exhibition Curated by F. Scott Hess
MASTER PAINTER F. SCOTT HESS ASSEMBLES A LINEUP OF ARTISTS WHO KNOW HOW TO BRING FIGURES TO LIFE
PUBLIC OPENING: Sunday, February 4, 2018 | 11am - 5pm
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, March 11, 2018
sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg
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January 8, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA – sp[a]ce at Ayzenberg is thrilled to announce its third exhibition, Movement + Narrative, curated by F. Scott Hess, opening February 4, 2018. Participating artists include Alla Bartoshchuk, Carl Dobsky, John Griswold, Kenny Harris, Andrew Hem, Cody Jimenez, Julio Labra, Dana Christine Lewis, Perin Mahler, Serena Potter, Cynthia Sitton, Timothy Robert Smith, Sarah Stieber, and Peter Zokosky.
The works in this exhibition promote interwoven themes of movement and narrative, with perceptions of the former creating the latter. Each piece carries a distinct visual identity that, when placed all together, inspire an empathetic response in the viewer, enhancing the overall aesthetic experience. By injecting motion to the motionless, Movement + Narrative’s images are imbued with a sense of action, which then craft their own story in the viewer’s eye.
“I've spent my whole artistic life trying to make believable 'living' figures on canvas, and in the process discovered that the most critical element in giving them that spark of life is imbuing them with a convincing sense of movement or the sense that they could move at any time,” explains Hess. “Most of my works involve complex narratives, and movement is the engine that drives my narratives. Narrative is an accounting of connected events. As these events are not happening simultaneously, there is in narrative an implied movement from one moment or episode to the next. Movement occurs in narrative going from what was towards what is going to be, from the past to the future. Movement and Narrative are therefore interconnected.”
The group show was originally scheduled for exhibition at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in January 2018. However, after the gallery’s closure when Escalante unexpectedly passed away, the exhibit lost its home. sp[a]ce gallery is thrilled to host such iconic programming, which Hess has expanded beyond its original scope to include additional artists.
Movement + Narrative will be on view to the public from February 4, 2018 to March 11, 2018.
About F. Scott Hess
F. Scott Hess is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist, painter, and associate professor whose work often blends realistic scenes of everyday life with symbolic and allegorical events, humor, eroticism, and voyeurism. His works have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions abroad, and a number of his pieces have been purchased by museums as part of permanent collections. In this exhibition, Hess brings together a diverse set of artists whose work both independently and cohesively elicit empathetic responses through inspiring and thought-provoking images.
About sp[a]ce gallery
Three years in the making, sp[a]ce is a Kunsthalle project for showcasing the work of progressive international artists. With an environment created by Corsini Stark Architects, the exhibits are complemented by a vision of Architecture that reflects a seamless integration of building and site, form and space, light and material, and style and use. Located in beautiful Old Pasadena, sp[a]ce provides a venue for discovery, interaction, and inspiration.
sp[a]ce ￼is a non-profit project organized to benefit:
Art Center College of Design’s mission is to educate artists and designers to make a positive impact in their chosen fields, as well as in the world at large. Dedicated to being an agent of influence in today’s world by using creativity to help communicate ideas and inspire positive action, Art Center benefits from sp[a]ce gallery through scholarships for non-privileged students.
Innovate Pasadena is a nonprofit, community-driven organization with the vision of creating a vibrant ecosystem of art, technology and science in our own neighborhood of Pasadena. Support from sp[a]ce gallery bolsters IP’s focus on helping support sustainable economic growth for our community.
California Institute of the Arts is an internationally renowned performance art school and Hybrid Incubator for Visionary Entrepreneurs (HIVE). Focused on bringing out visionary creative talent, CalArts benefits from sp[a]ce gallery’s support for entrepreneurial graduate students.
City of Hope, a cancer research institute, is transforming the future of health by turning science into practical benefits, and turning hope into reality. Through innovative research and cutting-edge science, City of Hope is focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes, funding for which is provided by sp[a]ce gallery.
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