THE UNIVERSE IS IN US • Group Exhibition Curated by Mark Todd

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Saturday, 8 December 2018 to Sunday, 31 March 2019
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Saturday, 8 December 2018 - 6:00pm

CURATOR MARK TODD ASSEMBLES EIGHT ARTISTS WHO EXPLORE OUR COSMOS THROUGH THE LENS OF HUMAN BEINGS

 

VIP RECEPTION (by invite only)

December 8, 2018 | 6pm–9pm

PUBLIC OPENING

December 9, 2018 | 12pm–6pm

CLOSING DATE

Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg

39 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103
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sp[a]ce at Ayzenberg is thrilled to announce its fourth exhibition, The Universe Is In Us, curated by Mark Todd, opening December 8, 2018. The exhibition will comprise of the work of 8 artists whose work often explores a mixed media approach, including collage, sculpture, painting and drawing: Abira Ali, Anita Kunz, Saiman Chow, Seonna Hong, Shannon Freshwater, Somsara Rielly, Souther Salazar and Sung Jik Yang.

For The Universe Is In Us, Todd has assembled a diverse array of artists who honor the vastness of the universe around us through the raw material of our physical biology, our spirit, our emotion, and just everyday life on planet earth in contemporary society.

“What are we made of?” Todd asks in his curator statement. “Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen. The universe is inside of us all. Incredible as it is, we are literally made of stars. But what of our thoughts, dreams, hopes, worries? This too is inside. The eight artists in this exhibition expose these complexities that make us who we are and reveal them to us through a hodgepodge of collage, pencil, inks, oils and acrylics. Portraits of strangers stare back at us. Familiar but dreamlike landscapes swirl. Other worlds and oversized figures are on display. Playful and poetic, the work in this show is honest and sincere. At times, powerfully obsessive, at other times quiet and austere. The connection that ties them is what is inside each and every one of us.”

This is Todd’s fourth exhibition with sp[a]ce at Ayzenberg, and continues the gallery’s unique focus on contemporary work.

The Universe Is In Us will be on view to the public from December 8, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

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About Mark Todd

Mark Todd is an artist, teacher and curator living in Los Angeles. For this exhibition he has brought together a cohesive and eclectic group of artists whose work signifies the current climate of modern mark making. Much like The Post It Show that he curates each year at Giant Robot Gallery, Mark’s curating style is immensely creative, with a vision for inviting artists and viewers into a space that is as fun as it is insightful and provoking.

 

About sp[a]ce gallery

Three years in the making, sp[a]ce is a Kunsthalle project for showcasing the work of progressive international artists. With an environment created by Corsini Stark Architects, the exhibits are complemented by a vision of Architecture that reflects a seamless integration of building and site, form and space, light and material, and style and use. Located in beautiful Old Pasadena, sp[a]ce provides a venue for discovery, interaction, and inspiration.

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39 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103

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