Opening Reception for Beyond/Within – Radical Craft that Challenges Assumptions
Sep. 7, 2019, 06:00 pm
Beyond/Within, a two-person exhibition featuring the sculptures of Samuelle Richardson and the textile paintings of Joy Ray, opens Saturday, September 7 at LAUNCH LA. Curated by Andi Campognone, Beyond/Within explores the influence of seen and unseen forces in contemporary society, raising questions of power, control and belief.
Both artists use textiles to create a contemporary narrative that is less feminist than it is radical craft. With paint and needle, the works in this show are familiar but unexpected, subversive in their relationship with textile arts.
Campognone brought together pieces that create meaning from the everydayin which traces of both nature and industry appear. The works embody dynamism and energy that explore the notion of space and language. The artists complement each other with their mutual interest in textiles as sculptural materials, with nods to Arte Povera, radical crafting and mid-century minimalism, defying and transcending art-vs-craft paradigms.
Please join us for the opening reception Sept 7, 6-9pm at LAUNCH LA, 170 S. La Brea Ave. The show runs until September 28, closing with an Artist Talk Artist Talk moderated by Andi Campognone Sept 28, 4-5pm.