1243 N. Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Saturday, July 18th, 2016, 8:00pm – 12:00am

Daniel Gibson  Your fuse is lit , 2015 oil on canvas Image Courtesy of the Artist

Daniel Gibson
Your fuse is lit, 2015
oil on canvas
Image Courtesy of the Artist

The Steak Flew Over the Rainbow

curated by Timo Fahler
at BBQLA Silverlake

Skyler Bieberly
Richard Bott
Danny Gibson
Natalie Serovy
Adam Beris
Performance by Bonavega

We use words and ideas derived from abstract moments to provide concrete evidence; that perhaps we know what we are doing, saying, making, thinking. Everything we touch, see, hear, taste, and smell is recorded in memory. These memories pile up and collide, separate themselves into tiny cells, and get lost in the depths of the brain. A maker takes these moments and projects them onto or into an object, it is the convoluted collection some confused data entry.

The first show at BBQ presents a group of works and ideas both figurative and abstract; concrete and confused, literal and lacking sense of either notion. The artists all have one thing in common—the "figure." The word that is just that; a word, a noun, a fact. The work is the artists' translation of the world. It is up to the viewer to take his or her position and move on, such is The Steak Flew Over The Rainbow.