Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hilde Overbergh & Amy Yoes / CB1 Gallery

Voyeuristic Intentions, 2011 by Hilde Overbergh
Oil on canvas, image via CB1 Gallery

Will someone in LA please go see these shows at CB1 Gallery for me? Repositioning Basics is a painting show of abstracted spaces by Hilde Overbergh. Starting with a photograph, she removes most elements that give the viewer a sense of orientation creating new spaces in between representation and abstraction. This is the same thing I love in Susanna Bluhm's work, only she favors the natural over the architectural.

Input/Output, 2011 by Hilde Overbergh
Oil on linen, image via CB1 Gallery
"Overbergh’s paintings are the result of deconstruction of the physical reality; combining different realities to an entirely new, more abstract interpretation. Peeling away the layers of each image, the artist seeks to reduce it to its essence. Objects are separated from their original context, introduced into new settings, re-assembled but always return to the spatial relationship also seen in cubism. In so doing, the recognizable objects are deprived of their purpose and made non-functional." via
Table Conversations, 2011 by Hilde Overbergh
Oil on linen, image via CB1 Gallery

Light Lab by Amy Yoes
image via CB1 Gallery

For her first project in LA, artist Amy Yoes has created an ambitious architectural installation, Light Lab, which was built using "quasi-organic logic". It has the unsettling elements of an Escher drawing where spatial relationship don't make sense.

Light Lab by Amy Yoes
image via CB1 Gallery
"Much of Yoes’s work has explored the language of ornament, architecture, and the flux of the urban environment. In recent years, her investigations have centered on the geometric language of modernist and constructivist perspectives. Lineages and hierarchies morph into ideas that are new but retain some of the DNA of the original. The ongoing flow of historical alignments and social conduits illuminates new readings of style. References ricochet in a viewer’s mind, each unique and personal. The work is as much about what it does as about what it is." via

Light Lab by Amy Yoes
image via CB1 Gallery

I also love this series by Yoes, featured in last year's show, "For Your Pleasure".

Both shows will be up through October 16th.

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