Art Exhibition

Fluidity in Ascending Scales


April 25 - May 26, 2015 at Artspace Warehouse:
Fluidity in Ascending Scales

New art exhibition Fluidity in Ascending Scales opens April 25, 2015 at Artspace Warehouse. Featured artists include Ekaterina Ermilkina, Michael Habicht, Greet Helsen, Nicola Katsikis, and Edith Konrad.

Opening Reception Saturday, April 25, 6-8pm.

The highlighted artworks explore the fluidity of scales. This exhibition focuses on artists who actively pursue ideals on a variable scale while providing a coherent understanding of harmony in a divergent hierarchy. The fluidity resembles a widespread analysis of globalization, redefining existing economic and ecological boundaries. These international artists are motivated to transform social practices and livelyhoods. The artworks include local visions while exploring global interdependent developments.

Ekaterina Ermilkina's original abstract paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. The urban scenic views are abstracted and rich with vivid and textured layers. Ermilkina’s emotional architectural patchwork and mosaic cityscapes radiate a life of balance and positive energy.

The driving influences behind Michael Habicht's innovative sculptures include his unique interpretations of peace and love and the California lifestyle. Using “found” or "reclaimed" objects from seminal Los Angeles locations like the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, Michael Habicht’s body of work reaches into all aspects of our visual culture.

In her works Greet Helsen uses mainly acrylic paint, but uses it like watercolor paint. The shimmering colored areas are superimposed and transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and white light reflecting fields of color. This process produces artworks with unmistakable lightness and softness.

Nicola Katsikis has been intrigued by graffiti from a young age, observing subway cars with colorful images. Nicola’s artworks are a combination of her own photographs applied onto a wood panel and finished off with several coats of clear resin.

Edith Konrad paints particularly acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, including many art fairs. In 2007 her art was acquired by the State Museum Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She won the 2009 Palm Art Award, a Certificate of Excellence for outstanding artistic quality and originality of the work. In 2010 she exhibited at the Salon de la Culture at the Louvre in Paris, France.