September 08, 2018
September 08, 2018 - October 06, 2018
LA OPENING RECEPTION
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
SATURDAY, SEPT 8, 7-10 PM
SEPT 8- OCT 6
NY OPENING RECEPTION
Faction Art Projects
2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem, NY 10030
SATURDAY, SEPT 13, 6.30 – 8.30 PM
SEPT 14- OCT 6
Curated in collaboration between Subliminal Projects in East Los Angeles, and newly established FACTION Art Projects in Harlem, New York City, Visual Language is a bi-coastal group exhibition investigating various approaches to the use of words and images in art and Western Culture.
The conjoining of word and image has functioned in various practical, educative, decorative and suggestive ways throughout the history of art, ranging from Egyptian hieroglyphs, to seventeenth-century Chinese wall hangings combining poetry and painting, to the Bauhaus movement whose radical approach to typography revealed the use of word and image as a curial artistic, commercial and political tool in the 20th century. Visual Language examines the integration of word and image into art, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.
The exhibition will run in simultaneously at Subliminal Projects and Faction Art Projects. The tone of the works gathered in Visual Language reflects each artist’s diversity, ranging from political, ironic, poetic, typographic, and abstract. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert, offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
Betty Tompkins, Chad Kouri, Dface, Ed Ruscha, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Nathaniel Russell, Ramsey Dau, Scott Albrecht, Shepard Fairey, Wayne White and more.
ABOUT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is a multifunctional gallery space promoting diverse forms of art while providing a forum for contemporary dialogue. It was established by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 and played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world. Now located in the historic neighborhood of Echo Park, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.
ABOUT FACTION ART PROJECTS
FACTION is a new flexible collective, from the team behind the hugely successful Gallery 8 and Coates & Scarry in London, who in this, their foray into the US, are adapting a unique model for artists and gallerists to work together.
FACTION is a new response to the changing market place and the erosion of the traditional art market, where galleries were gatekeepers for artists. FACTION aims to reimagine these relationships through unique collaborative projects, either curated by the team themselves, or by talented guest curators.
FACTION provides artists with promotion and opportunity to access collectors and a wider audience, with all the support of a gallery but without the constraints of the traditional model.