2766 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034
July 20 – September 7
Kopeikin Gallery will be presenting “Desaturated Rainbow,” an exhibition of New York and Los Angeles artists that centers on the context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color from coast to coast. This exhibition is curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins. L A based artists included in the show are Alison Blickle, Wendell Galdstone, Sherin Guirguis, Amir H. Fallah, Dani Tull and Feodor Voronov. New York based artists are Justin Amrhein, Micah Ganske, Norm Paris, Colette Robbins, Michael Schall, and Heeseop Yoon.
Desaturated Rainbow features vibrantly colorful works from a selection of LA artists and black and white works from NYC based artists. This exhibition playfully questions why many New York artists use a limited palette and why many LA artists use a more colorful palette. The proverbial New York artist is anxious and wears all black which comes from a stereotype about the beatniks. Whereas LA artists are generalized as more laid back and interested in outdoor activities, which stems from the famous surfing and skating culture. Are these archetypes still integrated into our respective coastal art world cultures? While bringing up these questions about coastal stereotypes, this exhibition also highlights some overarching similarities between the entire groups’ works. All of the artists’ works have a plethora of details, patterns, or textures. The result is a group of complexly rendered artworks that have a contemporary baroque sensibility.