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.