LOVE//WAR

JANETTE BECKMAN | LOUISA BEHNKE | ANGELA BOATWRIGHT | BOOGIE | CURTIS BUCHANAN | LORENZO FARIELLO | LEO FITZPATRICK | ERIK FOSS | YUNG JAKE | MICHAEL KRIM | NATALIE KRIM | PRYCE LEE | DYLAN LYNCH | SEAN MAUNG | HARRY MCNALLY | PJ MONTE | ESTEVAN ORIOL | PABLO POWER | PRETTY PUKE | NORMAN REEDUS | LANCE DE LOS REYES | DOUG RICKARD | RACHEL ROZE | MINT&SERF | IVORY SERRA | ALESSANDRO SIMONETTI | SKULLPHONE | SLUTLUST | NATE "IGOR" SMITH | PETER SUTHERLAND | ED TEMPLETON | ROBERT WHITMAN

1/31/15 - 2/7/15

 

Los Angeles, CA (January X, 2015) - Celebrated NYC artists MINT&SERF and PaperWorkNYC have come to Los Angeles’ MAMA Gallery to present LOVE//WAR, a week-long group show examining the inevitability of uncertainty and conflict. LOVE//WAR is a multimedia exhibition comprised of photographs, paintings, installation and video, curated by Mint&Serf and PaperWorkNYC, a synergy that revels in the spirit of artistic collaboration.

Mikhail Sokovikov of MINT&SERF explains that LOVE//WAR is an “exploration of the conflicting relationships that drive our daily lives: Birth vs. Death, Good vs. Evil, Now vs. Never, and Young vs. Old—as understood by a multitude of creative perspectives.” Mikhail continues, “because we are touched by uncertainty and contention, personal desire and public power are a constant and inevitable force behind everything that is good and equally bad.” As William Eller Channing put it: ‘Diculties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.’”

Exhibition includes Jonathan Leder’s A Study in Fetishisms Vol. 2. A bi-annual collectible that embodies the spirit of America, it’s fascinations with life, glamor, beauty and tragedy, and to the women that made, and continue to make, it possible.


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