June 2 - June 16, 2017
Opening Preview: June 2nd from 6-8pm
Opening Reception: June 3rd from 6-9pm
Closing Reception: June 16th from 6-8pm
5522 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Map and Directions
Arts Aggregate in conjunction with Mokosh Galley – a nomad gallery dedicated to promote emerging contemporary artists – is pleased to present a group show of Southern California artists. Mid-City Moment will run from June 2 through June 16, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 3rd from 6-9pm.
While artists work in the diverse mediums, the common thread of the works in the show are languages, signs, and symbols produced by these artists in order to communicate with their viewers. As Jonathan Culler argued, “context is not given but produced” and in this case it is produced by the artists and by the viewer. As spectators of these works we then become semioticians, decoding and reading their languages while constructing context.
Charity Algarme's new work investigates materiality and phenomenology thought the lens of "home" and the landscape. She contemplates the interrelations between the physical dirt, rocks, and streams that made up her rural childhood home and her own spiritual connections to that landscape.
Corey Dunlap's innovative work merges photographic and sculptural visual languages. The surreal bodily forms he creates are entirely virtual, yet they maintain a deceiving corporeality. Dunlap received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, San Diego.
Kim Garcia's multi-genre work includes sculpture, performance and video. Through her work she investigates networks of interdependence through an alchemy of reality and fiction. Garcia is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of California, Irvine.
Anna Garner's performance, sculpture and video works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In her work she stages situations and sites of risk and danger. As in slapstick cartoons like Tom and Jerry, "Lumber becomes a duet partner of disaster."
Eleanor Greer explores her lived landscape though fluctuation in space, architecture and the built environment. Her works serve as records and investigations of what is worth preserving and what is considered replaceable. Eleanor Greer is a current MFA candidate at San Diego State University and holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Biola University in Los Angeles, CA.
Victoria Iungerich creates a psychological tension between the seeming simplicity of the work's surfaces and the stitched memories contained and communicated within it. In 2015, Iungerich founded a non-profit organization – Arts Aggregate – that strives to support and promote emerging artists and art professionals at the beginning of their careers. In 2017 she founded Mokosh Gallery, a nomad gallery that uses alternative spaces to support the work of emerging artists.
Sage Serrano's portraits compel the visitor though emptiness and negative space. The empathy and understanding communicated though her delicate graphite drawings is compounded by absence which directs us to look beyond the surface.
Elizabeth Stringer's practice is informed by her background in biology. Through her work she investigates the process of drawing, as a synthesis of mind and body, where the thought process and physical dexterity inform each other.
Charity Vincent grapples with the immensity of the infinite grid. As humans we are inadequate at conceptualizing the incalculable. Vincent's work plays with our inabilities creating a "ghost image," a result of our flawed perceptions.
The show will be open to the public during the following hours:
June 2, 1-6pm
June 3-4, 11am-6pm
June 9-11, 11am-6pm
June 16, 11am-6pm