June 22 - July 1, 2019
Saturday, June 22
338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Sat (6/29): 12-5PM
Sun (6/30): 1-4PM
& by appointment
AGGLOMERATION : a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements
This 2-person show pairs Kim Marra's abstracted geometric paintings with Christine Rasmussen's lyrical urban landscapes. Both artists collect visual information from the world around them, combining memories of past surroundings to illustrate spaces tangential to, but divorced from, reality. But the two oil painters, who share a studio at Keystone Art Space, each has her own unique visual language.
Marra’s paintings are abstract explorations of textures and geometry, combined to create spaces and environments reminiscent of her past. Rasmussen recreates scenes of architecture around greater Los Angeles. The notable lack of humans are replaced by a mysterious disembodied fabric, leaving the viewer to wonder who has encountered these quiet landscapes. With similar inspirations, these artists bring you an agglomeration of texture, memory, and environment.
Kim Marra is a native New Yorker. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a BFA in Painting, Kim spent three years living in New York City before permanently relocating to Los Angeles. She has exhibited in many venues throughout New York and California, and has been featured in several publications including Paint Pulse Magazine and Voyage LA. She recently completed a curatorial project at Finishing Concepts in Monterey Park, and is working with Torrance Art Museum as a member of their FORUM program. Kim is a working artist, curator, and designer happily calling Los Angeles her home.
Christine Rasmussen is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in Art Practice and Peace & Conflict Studies. A global nomad now based in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in California, Texas and Vietnam. Recent accolades include a solo show at Launch LA, a feature on Modern Art Blitz, a Chalk Hill Artist Residency and being selected for the prestigious Artist Label Program at Imagery Estate Winery. Her work features in private collections across the world and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.