Cosmic Scatterings of Abstraction

October 18 - November 21 at Artspace Warehouse:
Cosmic Scatterings of Abstraction

New art exhibition COSMIC SCATTERINGS OF ABSTRACTION opens October 18, 2014 at Artspace Warehouse. Featured artists include Paul Kirley, Mark Acetelli, Atticus Adams, Bettina Mauel.

Opening Reception Sat, October 18, 6 - 8 pm.

California artist Paul Kirley creates visual experiences that connect people to place as though they were dreaming. His process begins as a series of digital photographic events. Iconic images and stories are identified and catalogued. Selections are then composed and combined with found objects yielding a narrative assemblage. The final step in the process includes expressing connections between the representational landscapes and ephemeral dreamscape experiences. Links between the two worlds are created as a series of traditionally painted layers and gestures. The creative process of each piece presents opportunities to live fully immersed in the stories and places of our dreams.

Mark Acetelli's artworks are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and death. His latest series is entitled “Absence and Presence”, pertaining to how someone or something can be physically gone, but the essence still remains. Capturing the physical mixed with spirituality on canvas. His application of paint is an extension of that thought process. His artworks are a product of continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. A visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.

Atticus Adams is a sculptor whose work embodies the transformative power of art to create beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using mostly aluminum mesh—generally found in screen doors/windows and filters—he creates abstract pieces and installations, which sometimes resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena.

German artist Bettina Mauel studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Professor Gerhard Richter. Mauel expresses vitality and sensuality in her paintings. In 1984 she was asked by the city of Wuppertal, Germany to paint scenes of the dance theater of Pina Bausch. This had a major influence on the selection of themes in her imagery. Instead of focusing on spectacular poses, she homed in on the in-between: feelings, thoughts and fears.