Groundswell, curated by Mat Gleason, Opening Reception: 6-9 pm, Saturday, July 30



  • Opening Reception: Saturday, July 30, 6-9 pm
  • Exhibition Dates: July 30 – August 13, 2016

Groundspace Project is pleased to announce Groundswell, an exhibition curated by Mat Gleason. Groundswell is Groundspace Project’s first juried show and we are pleased to say it was a resounding success, with a tremendous response of wonderfully qualified entries.

The Groundswell artists are: Douglas Alvarez, Donna Bates, Andrea Bogdan, Holly Boruck, Rude Calderon, Kate Carvellas, Larry Caveney, Diane Cockerill, Lynn Coleman, Jeanne Dunn, Kathi Flood, Dwora Fried, Damian Garcia, Peter Hess, Daphne Hill, Veda B Kaya, Kerry Kugelman, Faina Kumpan, Heather Lowe, Gregory Martin, Kerri Sabine Wolf, Cory Sewelson, Stephanie Sherwood, Shubs/Roeder, Nancy Spiller, Anna Stump, Terry Tripp, Todd Westover and Mara Zaslove.

Please join us for the opening reception, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 30.

Curatorial Statement:

Los Angeles is the creative capital of visual art and to offer aspiring artists a chance to get noticed is always an honorable effort. As part of a fundraiser, juried shows insist that artists join the community with a show of good faith in the efforts of exhibition spaces outside of the commercial mainstream (that good faith is a small admission fee for competing). The symbiosis produces a thicker skin on which to build among those rejected and a success experience on which to build among those selected. I aimed for a fun show, selecting pieces that played off strengths unique to these artworks. George Herms once famously observed that he liked juried shows because among them you could find some pretty flowers, but acknowledged that the effort to grow them required a lot of manure along the way. Your highlights might be the next person’s lowlights but the cacophony of stimuli that produces the Los Angeles art scene is inevitably the hodgepodge that these walls reflect.  (Mat Gleason, July 2016)


Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.

1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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