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Exhibitions Closing Reception & Catalog Release

September 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Closing Reception celebrating the launch of the Solace / Sublime and Part Two! catalogs.

Join us in the AGCC Gallery on Saturday, September 16th from 2-4pm for the Closing Reception and Catalog Release for our two current exhibitions, Solace / Sublime and Part Two! a shadow out of the noise. Catalogs will be available for immediate purchase in this final opportunity to view the exhibitions.

Solace / Sublime is a group exhibition featuring the work of artists who look to the phenomenon of the natural world as a primary source of inspiration. In this exhibition, the works of contemporary Southern Californian artists Samantha Fields, Megan Frances, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, R. Nelson Parrish and Molly Enholm Velazco, seek to explore a contrasting notion through the very elements often associated with the sublime experience. Through exploring these elemental forces of nature, these artists embrace the dichotomies of the natural world: the minute and overwhelming, the eternal and the ephemeral, the solace and the sublime.

A hyper-visceral experience is created by Beck+Col’s avant-garde use of opera, heavy metal, and fantastical wearable sculptures in their otherworldly performances. Creating overwhelming sensations that employ both the visual and auditory in decidedly non-traditional contexts, Beck+Col unleash the inner-self to arrive at raw and unrestrained human experience. In Part Two! a shadow out of the noise by Beck+Col in collaboration with Kayla Aguila and Tetiana Sklyarova, Beck+Col play on the gothic concept of the double, exploring the horror that arises from the appearance of one’s exact duplicate. A followup to part one in which a single being is split into two mirrored images by a dark outside force, Part Two! follows them on a chaotic path desperately trying to reunite in the underworld.

Solace / Sublime and Part Two! a shadow out of the noise are on view through September 16th, 2023. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

This exhibition is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the Pasadena Art Alliance.