Opening Reception | Saturday, December 10, 2–6pm
Opening night performance | Armando Cortes at 3:30pm
Exhibition Dates| Dec 10th to Jan 20th, 2017
Design Matters Gallery
11527 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm
Featured Artists: Shiva Aliabadi, Jeremy Bailey, Armando Cortes, Matthias Dörfelt, Aaron Giesel, Kang Seung Lee, Lauren McCarthy, Patch Wright
This bias is not an inherently negative quality. In fact, it is often what motivates artists, causing them to delve deeper into their interests and discover different approaches. Shiva Aliabadi’s Safety of Objects (2016) candidly reveal through the use of obscure objects against the readily familiar to highlight a blind spot. Circumferencing Circle (2015) by Patch Wright reveals hidden space and ‘visible’ space through spatial play offering deeper insight into the meaning of privacy or lack thereof. Works like Aaron Giesel’s photography series and Kang Seung Lee’s artist book, Covers (2015), divulge the ideas often culled from their studio practices.
Bridging those works are performance and custom software-based pieces by Jeremy Bailey, Armando Cortes, Matthias Dörfelt, and Lauren McCarthy that intentionally and, or inherently embody the invisible or hidden aspects of the art-making-- which are ultimately revealed in the final execution of their work. As a whole, BLIND SPOT amalgamates works ranging from ceramics, photography, sculptures, interactive installation, prints, and custom software that expand the definition of the blind spot, exploiting via art-making, the ambivalent blind spot of the human experience.