Location Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Events at Armory Center for the Arts
The exhibition Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing features new paintings and a recent interactive project by Lesperance, and an international, intergenerational weaving project organized by Mirra. Through their works, Ellen Lesperance and Helen Mirra both consider the complex relationships we as individuals have to the physical and political landscapes we navigate. Each approaches her practice with a similarly poetic tone and critical consciousness. They share an interest in the material of textiles and the structural grid as well as a tendency to create work within carefully derived conceptual systems and parameters. Furthermore, for both artists, walking plays a central role in their art. Made possible by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Pasadena Art Alliance.
THEMODELINGAGENCY:TEKTITE –reflux features an exhibition of new works by THEMODELINGAGENCY, a collaboration between artists Nick Herman and Christopher James. The project is based on their research during the Spring of 2013, when the duo took up residence at the Virgin Islands Ecological Research Station (VIERS), located on the remote south side of the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Conflating experimental art with scientific method, the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and video displayed in the galleries exploit subjectivity, while engaging in the strategies of modeling to frame the instability of those techniques used to decipher information, and explore the aesthetics of utility. Made possible by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.