2315 Jesse Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Opening Reception: Friday May, 27, 2016, 8:00pm – 12:00am

On view through June 11, 2016
Open Saturdays, 12 – 6pm or by appointment

 Nevine Mahmoud  slide (my tongue) , 2013 plaster, burlap, and pigment 70 x 12 x 23.5 in Image courtesy of Overduin & Co.

Nevine Mahmoud
slide (my tongue), 2013
plaster, burlap, and pigment
70 x 12 x 23.5 in
Image courtesy of Overduin & Co.

Four Square in the Land of Milk and Honey

curated by Erica Mahinay
at BBQLA Downtown

Catherine Fairbanks
Amy Garofano
Nevine Mahmoud
Emanuel Rohss

Four Square in the Land of Milk and Honey presents four artists with a focus on their tactics for mining the world around them. Traces of each artist’s visual source is directly evident, retaining characteristics of their genealogy. Excavated, confronted and manipulated, each artist serves up an idiosyncratic translation of culturally shared forms. With this in common, the selected works begin to play a game in which associations are bounced from one to another in a landscape of totems, portals, boulders and playgrounds. Snowmen are built of stones. Gates of velvet. Slides tipped erect become figures and tongues while gargoyles and Hollywood props mingle amongst brutalist architecture. Tracing, stacking, and casting, each artist fabricates elemental building blocks and sets their own playground rules.