CARL BERG CURATORIAL
Take Five: Series 1
Doug Harvey, Joe's Temper (detail) acrylic and enamel on canvas, 2013
Ashley Hagan, Layer Cake, 2013
Chad Attie, Cassiopeia Falls (detail), 2013
Take Five: Series 1 at Andrew Shire Gallery
Opened July 12 2013 to June 27th.
The AndrewShire Gallery, is pleased to present Take Five, a summer series of two and three-person short exhibitions pairing artists whose work plays off each other though compelling visual and conceptual dynamics.
Veteran Los Angeles-based artists Doug Harvey and Skip Arnold open this series of shows with an exploration of their respective artistic approaches, culminating in a unique interaction between the artists and their works.
Arnold and Harvey will show their work together for the first time. Although both artists have very divergent artistic approaches, there is an underlying subversiveness to both of their artistic practices.
Skip Arnold will present work from his 2004 China project and a new video self-portrait inspired by 18th Century German-Austrian sculptor Franz Messerschmidt. Both works have never been exhibited before in Los Angeles and will include video and photographic components.
Doug Harvey will include selections from several series of works for the exhibition. These include a large 5 x 18 foot painting: Joe's Temper (Vegas iteration) - based on a 1930s comic strip ad for toilet paper - is part of an ongoing series that is now well into its 3rd decade. Another series of works are photographs produced from a cache of appropriated moldy slides. The mold has actually devoured the emulsion on the slide, leaving intricate organic abstractions.