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Jun 4 - Jul 9, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, June 4, 6-9pm
LAXART is pleased to present an exhibition of new painting, sculpture, and a public intervention by Los Angeles-based artist Kristin Calabrese. Calabrese finds a depth in the small moments of the mundane, where the awkwardness of being human becomes triumphant. Painted outdoors over the course of two years—many during time spent at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire; at artist Kenny Scharf's home; and in Joshua Tree, California—Calabrese's new series of 121 canvases, 11:11, represents 121 holes found in nature, elevating the otherwise overlooked landscape to an epic scale. As the artist describes, “In making these, I was interested in illusionistic space: a hole going in where it can't possibly be going because it's on a wall. I was also interested in each hole having a rich inner life and creating a sort of psychic overload when hung next to each other.” The interchangeable installation of 121 canvases reflects a careful observation of time passing and seasons shifting.