Fabien Castanier Gallery
2919 La Cienega Blvd, Culver City CA 90232
January 30 – February 28, 2016
Fabien Castanier Gallery presents TRANSBORDER, a group exhibition featuring the work of Cyrcle (US), Jan Kaláb (CR), OX (FR), Rero (FR), Andrey Zignnatto (BR), and Aníbal Vallejo (CO). Curated by Rero, the show brings together a collective of artists from different backgrounds, all working to create a discourse across boundaries. Work featured in the exhibition surveys how the language of both abstraction and figurative form can be conveyed throughout vastly different corners of the world.
The show’s concept continues Rero’s exploration of the invisible and visible barriers that define space but with the additional viewpoints of other artists, all of varying nationalities. He states:
Art is for me a pretext for meetings and travel. Art is above all a human adventure. However art is also a coming together of objects, materials, and works that evoke an “emotional shock” that drives viewers to evolve ideas, perceptions, life trajectories and constructs of reality. I ask you to search your memory for a time that you, as a viewer, experienced a work by an artist you did not know, yet you sensed an inexplicable vibration. That same sensation in that precise moment has driven my desire to curate Transborder, to evoke these emotionally compelled experiences in viewers.
I have the feeling that what unites us all is the fact that we are all in the “fold”, i.e. that we have decided to place ourselves consciously or unconsciously to the limit of inside and outside as Michel Foucault suggested. “We must escape the alternative of outside and inside: we must be the border.”
The artists featured in TRANSBORDER challenge the idea of physical and ideological boundaries by examining the transitory elements of shape, color, form, and context within art making. Across borders of both time and space they create connectivity and conversation through creation.