Open Mind Art Space is pleased to present “Open Space”, featuring sculptures and mixed media works by local Los Angeles artists, Tanya Brodksy, Jamison Carter, Gioj DeMarco, Margaret Griffith, Ashley Hagen, Samuel Jernigan, Thomas Müller, Ruben Ochoa, Noe Olivas, Erika Ostrander, Nicole Seisler and Christian Tedeschi. The exhibition will be held at Backspace, located in Downtown Los Angeles at 1528 E. 17th Street. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The exhibition will be on view from December 7th, 2019 through January 11, 2020. A closing reception will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Weekly viewing hours will be Thursdays-Saturdays from 1-5pm, or by appointment. The space will be closed for viewing on December 26th and January 2nd.
In “Open Space”, objects are cast, painted, printed, melted, poured, retrofitted, and re-oriented. This formal diversity in material and gesture showcase a current landscape of Los Angeles sculpture that is as flexible as it is rigorous. The subject matters of these works are as diverse as their forms. Reflecting on themes that range from the personal to the global, the artists in “Open Space” explore an object’s potential to provide an empowered response towards timely issues and pressing social, environmental, and political narratives that affect us all. As this exhibition’s name suggests, these artworks celebrate the possibilities of sculpture to materialize a space for communication and reflection. Importantly, Open Mind Art Space is thrilled to partner with Backspace to exhibit these works at a deserving scale.