First exhibition of 2014 – In The Mix

Hello K. Imperial fans and art enthusiasts!

We are pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2014, In The Mix featuring gallery artists Tahiti Pehrson, Mila Libman, Mario Trejo, Richard Garrison, and Kevin Earl Taylor. In The Mix will showcase conceptual works that explore themes of the natural world and contemporary culture.

On display will be new work by Tahiti Pehrson who continues to pursue the notions of connectivity, repetition, and complex architectural forms in the natural world. Pehrson is expanding his use of materials as he delves into the nuances of woods such as Birch and Douglas Fir.

Elipsis Nell, 60.5"x 60.5" Carved Plywood, Douglas Fir. 2014

Tahiti Pehrson, Elipsis Nell, 60.5″x 60.5″ Carved Plywood, Douglas Fir. 2014

Mila Libman will be exhibiting her large-scale charcoal and ink works on paper; photographic in their nature, the works oscillate between reality and fiction, representation and abstraction.  In response to her photographs of waterscapes, Libman transforms her drawings allowing her process of manipulating materials to lead the way.

Mila Libman, Meditations, charcoal and ink on paper, 55"x 85"

Mila Libman, Meditations, charcoal and ink on paper, 55″x 85″

 

New to the gallery are artists Mario Trejo, Richard Garrison, and Kevin Earl Taylor. Trejo’s work is the accumulation of thousands of quickly drawn idiosyncratic marks. The rendering of a multitude of rings in varying densities ultimately begins to resemble small universes. Each piece is a product of an obsessively arduous performance of repeated gesture. Richard Garrison creates rigorous formulas and systems that reflect personal observations and interactions with elements of suburban consumer culture.

 

Richard Garrison, Circular Color Scheme: Tractor Supply Co., April 4-9, 2012, Page 1. "Chick Days"  2012; watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper; 25 x 25 inches

Richard Garrison, Circular Color Scheme: Tractor Supply Co., April 4-9, 2012, Page 1. “Chick Days” 2012; watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper; 25 x 25 inches

 

Mario Trejo,  I Defy You , 2001, archival ink and enamel on panel, 24 x 18 Inches

Mario Trejo, I Defy You , 2011, archival ink and enamel on panel, 24 x 18 Inches

In contrast, the works on paper by Kevin Earl Taylor depict the symbiotic relationship that exposes the animal within the human paradigm. Taylor’s work suggests that our civil surroundings have led to a physical detachment from nature that ultimately results in a deeper internal struggle.

evin Earl Taylor, The Calling, 2014, mixed media on paper

Kevin Earl Taylor, The Calling, 2014, mixed media on gouache, 22 x 30 inches

 

In The Mix will be on view through the month of February. Reception for the artists will take place, February 6th from 5-7pm. See you there!

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