Sunday, July 7th 2013 *ONLY!
734 San Julian St. 2ND FLOOR
Los Angles, CA. 90014
THREE or FOUR is a one day only group show of Los Angeles based artists, curated by elana melissa hill at Temple Ad Hoc.
Hadley Holliday was born in Kansas City and currently lives in Los Angeles where she received her MFA from Cal Arts in 2004. Her paintings explore a collision of geometric abstraction, ritual experimentation, broken systems, forgotten rules, mistakes and play. Holliday’s work has been exhibited internationally. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Taylor de Cordoba Gallery and a curatorial project at the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Casey Kauffmann was born and raised in Los Angeles. She lives and works in Los Angeles today and received her BA from the Evergreen State College in Washington State. Casey Kauffmann’s work is a direct reflection of the time and environment in which she lives. If it seems like it’s shallow that’s because it is. She seeks to uproot pop culture imagery from its source to re-contextualize it in a space where it’s deeper implications can be investigated. Casey strives, not to elevate nor augment these signifiers, but to present them in their true form. Contemporary pop culture and the representation of women reflect a shallow elementary portrayal of the complexity of human emotion and conflict therefore the work imparts the literal, shallow and immediate nature of visual culture in our time. Kauffmann’s work is often executed with traditional techniques and materials combined with low craft based and markedly feminine materials such as scrap booking paper and make-up. This process reflects the work’s heavy reliance on tension between low/high, real/performative, fascination/disgust, and acceptable/unacceptable behavior within female embodiment.
Molly Larkey lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Larkey received a MFA from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a BA from Columbia University, New York. In her new work, Larkey investigates the boundaries of language within a context of abstract painting, sculpture, and drawing. By hinting at a presence of language that never quite comes into being, she provides a slippage between looking and reading and questions how one sees (or reads) an object. The paintings incorporate ceramic shapes and fabric on their surfaces, creating tension between flatness and volume, painted gesture and blocks of color, and symbolic language and the rawness of the materials. What seems at first glance to be a straightforward painted surface reveals itself to be layers of canvas, ceramics, and paint. Using these different materials and techniques to extract both solid forms and subtle gestures, the paintings confuse negative and positive space and yield lyrical shifts between the covering and the covered up. Larkey’s work has been featured in exhibitions at PS1 MoMA, New York; The Saatchi Gallery, London; The Drawing Center, New York; Horton Gallery, New York; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum; Samson Projects, Boston; and Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica among others.
Jay Stuckey is a Los Angeles based artist. He graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa with Magna Cum Laude honors, and received his graduate degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is represented by Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles. Stuckey’s paintings deal with dreams and visions. His work is in numerous private and institutional collections including Sprint Telecommunications and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.