ALEX KRITSELIS: Imperial Eden/After the Dissent – through November 2, 2013

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Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 5 – November 2, 2013

Groundspace Project is very pleased to present the solo exhibition ALEX KRITSELIS: Imperial Eden/After the Dissent.  Please join us for the Opening Reception Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Artist’s Statement:
Imperial Eden/After the Dissent is about the willingness to risk everything for the right of self-determination. This exhibition is composed of small painted panels, or fragments, which are configured into a large-scale installation. In these paintings I explore the perpetual friction of values and the behavioral patterns they generate. The show highlights that the desire for knowledge can’t be constrained. The expulsion from Eden remains in effect.

Three years ago I began painting on small wood panels, searching for new ways to develop my images. The panels’ hard surface allowed me to expand the range of technical interventions and opened the process to new explorations of color and texture. Fragmentation was adopted as a compositional device and the grid became the framework that holds the parts together. Eventually larger groupings were created and narratives sprang into place that allowed me to organize and express my ideas. While the paintings are under constant consideration, retaining their flexibility, and adapting to new spaces, they are also operating as a metaphor of how information travels, and an expression of our ability to create meaning out of fragments.

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

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