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Coming soon to Los Angeles !
ATHENESSA LA - THE BIRTH OF A NEW ART GALLERY IN LA BREA, LOS ANGELES.
Some will tell me that these are very strange times to open a new business, especially an art gallery while galleries are trying to survive all over the world, others that I am totally insane, but I am very optimistic and hopeful that things will get better very soon.
In my opinion there is no better time to acknowledge the human need of art in these difficult moments.
Even though the virus has been pretty effective in shutting things down around us, the arts can ground us in a way that nothing else can.
Art connects us meaningfully even when we are apart.
“If you think artists are useless, try to spend your quarantine without music, books, poems, movies and paintings ...” The quote went viral on social networks for the last few weeks, but could you really imagine a world without art? I cannot.
Art & Artists Are Essential; art making is also an act of hope during these uncertain times and that is why we want to keep supporting artists by showing the outstanding work of the many talented ones we represent at the gallery.
Our schedule is still up in the air as you can imagine, but we will come back soon with some news and an opening date, probably set for the summer 2020.
We are looking forward to welcome you all; Angelenos, savvy or new collectors, art amateurs and artists, for a drink surrounded by beautiful art!
Now representing XAVIER DESHOULIERES !
ARBRE CORAIL. 65 X 81 cm. Oil on canvas. 2018
XAVIER DESHOULIERES. Born in 1969 in Poitiers.
Lives and works in Paris and Palma de Mallorca.
"I’m always working on the same thin, tight canvas. This canvas is my support and will carry the light of the painting. By monochromic strokes and friction, I bring up the subject. Slowly pushing the contrasts I reveal the materials of the landscape to understand its structure. When I do not understand it I invent it. By detail the whole painting is drawn."
Welcome to DENNIS MURAGURI !
DENNIS MURAGURI, b. 1980, Naivasha Kenya, lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dennis Muraguri is a Nairobi-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of printmaking, sculpture, video and installation in varying combinations. Muraguri has beengaining recognition for his imagery of matatus – privately owned vans and mini-buses that are the main mode of public transportation in Kenya - and the culture that has developed around them in his work.
Muraguri's woodcut prints reference both Nairobi’s urban culture and international popular culture using of graffiti, music and politics depicted on these real life matatus.
Next exhibition : BOLD SCHOOL / October 3rd-17th / Paris, FRANCE. Curated by Vanessa Virag