September 2014

Ines Kivimaki: Point De Capiton

Ines Kivimaki
Point De Capiton
September 14 – October 26, 2014
Opening Reception: September 14, 2014, 6-9PM

2A Gallery is pleased to announce Ines Kivimakiʼs site-specific installation, Point De Capiton. Literally translating, as “upholstery button” in French, Point De Capiton is also a term used by 20th century psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, to translate the provisional conclusions and make-believe anchoring points that loosely predicate larger ideological systems. Kivimaki questions the authenticity of todayʼs online “user experience”, drawing a paradox between the experiences we recognize and trust to be real, and the artificial interactions we surmise to articulate as experience.

This body of work is interested in the Internetʼs totalized point of view on information as an infinite source of freedom with unlimited access and endless communication, facilitated by specific corporate aesthetics, often involving images of the night sky and outer-space as signifiers for the unlimited and the sublime. In this case, through a highly choreographed Internet surf session, a tactile piece of moon estate and a living screensaver. A meta-narrative around illusions of freedom and control is proposed through a poignant investigation of perpetual archive, iconography of interfaces and appropriated corporate visuals.

An exploration of space, literally and metaphorically, Point De Capiton fastens links between high-tech fetishism, New Age utopianism and the dream of land tenure and ownership, revealing points where seemingly disparate ideologies overlap.

Ines Kivimaki (b. 1990) was born in Paris, France and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Kivimaki received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2014. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; SOSM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Arkadia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2A Gallery is located at 400 S Main St #2A, Los Angeles, CA 90013 on the second floor of the San Fernando Building. Founded in August 2013, 2A Gallery is an independent artist/curator-run project designed to utilize a particularly unique space as a venue for creative production and exhibition. 2A Gallery occupies a small office space in a renovated downtown building. Each exhibition has an opening and closing reception. Otherwise, the space is open by appointment by emailing or calling 213.924.3472.

Suzanne Adelman & Keith Walsh | 9th Annual Frogtown Artwalk

Suzanne Adelman & Keith Walsh
9th Annual Frogtown Artwalk
September 13, 2014
Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4–10PM

2A Gallery & The Framatic Company presents and exhibition of works by Suzanne Adelman & Keith Walsh during this year’s 9th Annual Frogtown Artwalk.

Los Angeles wife and husband artists Suzanne Adelman and Keith Walsh individually explore representational conceptions of spaces and time. Using digital media Adelman strategically shifts one’s expectations of a unified pictorial space, time, and content of a photographed subject, or through a layering of visual elements from different photographed environments into one image. Walsh presents collages that are conceptual constructions of the abstract dynamism of outer space, and an abstract sculpture representing the dynamism of a controversial media icon.

Suzanne Adelman received her MFA degree from Cal Arts. Her photographic light boxes commissioned through Metro Art are on view at Los Angeles Union Station through 2015. Recent solo or group exhibitions include Weekend, West LA College, S1F, LA Mart, and Beacon Arts Building, and ForYourArt. Her work has been reviewed by the LA Times, LA Weekly, THE Magazine, The Huffington Post, Artweek, and Photograph Magazine.

Keith Walsh received his MFA degree from Tufts University. Recent solo or group exhibitions include Weekend, For Your Art, The Eagle Rock Shop, LA Mart, the Beacon Arts Building, and The Santa Monica Museum of Art. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Artweek, The LA Weekly, and The LA Times.

Frogtown Artwalk is a yearly free tour of the studios of the artists and artisans of Elysian Valley (Frogtown). Run by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective, The 2014 Frogtown Artwalk is brought to you by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective (EVAC), and is co-sponsored by LA City Council District 13 and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and by the Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council through a series of Neighborhood Purpose Grants. The hours for the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk are 4pm to 10pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014.