Linda Parnell and Stevie Love
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – 28, 2013
“Any metaphysical experiment will therefore consist in an act of consciousness, that is, in an effort repugnant in the highest degree to human laziness. And that is why it is preferred in general to regard such an experience as impossible.” (You’ve Always Been Wrong, René Daumal)
Please join us Saturday, September 7, 6:00 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception for Linda Parnell and Stevie Love’s two person exhibition. New works by each artist explore the act of consciousness through a creative process whose main objective is to stay open to intuitive recognition, or a re-cognition of the intuitive. The resulting artworks; painting, collage and sculpture, are crisp and luscious, presenting diagrams and theaters of the mind.
knowing the coordinates were accurate the raven waited for the spaceship to return the butterflies
“If we are going to be able to perceive another dimension we will need to reconfigure our
brains and I imagine that to do that we’d need to scramble up the world as we currently
know it? Sort of like an extremely wonderful acid trip in a little 12″ x 12″ collage/drawing.”
Starting out in the thrift stores, Ms. Parnell collects instructional manuals like The Chemist’s Handbook, Dictionary of Musical Themes, Battles of the Medieval World, and New Yorker magazines (cartoons). This material becomes the stuff of meditation. Imagining the finished works as two-dimensional diagrams of vast three-dimensional rooms, the artist’s diagrams echo particle tracings – with surprising graphic elements and delicate line.
Ms. Parnell also presents two small sculptures; a mass of concrete snowballs (homage to david hammons), and a resin rock with DNA, from a series in which the artist explores issues of spirit and privacy.
According to Stevie Love, just recently her artwork became purposeful, “ideas bubbled to the surface in the paintings and said, ‘Here, look at this, it’s what you’ve been living’”. Expanding her painterly vocabulary of stains, dots and scratchings to include spatial and architectural elements, Ms. Love’s new paintings describe metaphysical visions while undergoing heightened consciousness.
“What about the corridors, theaters, skies?” asks Susan Joseph.
They are all metaphors for our existence on this earthly plane.
There are many dimensions, realities, other than this one of the five senses where we find
ourselves. The world of the senses is the surface veil hiding other deeper realities.
Ms. Love also includes sculpture, two hanging webbed ‘veils’ of pearlescent acrylic paint.
Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located in downtown Los Angeles.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm or for an appointment call 310 614-3351.
Groundspace Project, 1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033