CURRENT EXHIBITION: Timelines April 7th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SASOON MARKARIAN & KELLY DAVIS
April 15 – May 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 2016; 8-11pm
Closing Reception: Saturday May 14, 2016; 8-11 pm
Press Preview: Friday, April 15, 2016; 5- 7 pm
Jai & Jai Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of new large-scale collaborative paintings by
LA-based artists, Sasoon Markarian & Kelly Davis.
is Kelly Davis and Sasoon Markarian’s first collaborative exhibition together in Los Angeles.
The show plunges viewers into immense abstract panoramas reimagining deep space, next to underwater seascapes, endless oceans and distant ice ages.
In one aspect, the works reference imagined prehistoric perceptions of the heavens and the seas evolving. Dye manipulations in the paintings document a shifted, blurred view of raw nature – void of humans. Abstract washes create folds in perception with gradations and tonalities that make each painting distinct and impeccably rich in detail, depth and texture.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
works primarily with painting, screenprinting, dye manipulations and installations.
He has collaborated with and produced artwork internationally for:
Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA), St. Louis Museum of Art (MO),
Folk and Craft Museum (LA), Dosa (LA, Paris, Tokyo), and NY-based artist Joyce Pensato.
works primarily with painting, sculpture, installations and sound.
His work has been exhibited and performed at:
The Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin), Museum of Contemporary Art (Barcelona),
Contemporary Art Center of Quito (Ecuador), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary
Art (Helsinki), Museum of Art and Culture of Gabon (Libreville),
FlashArt Biennale (Prague), W139 Gallery (Amsterdam) and Sonar (Barcelona).
Davis has been awarded residencies, grants, and fellowships, including:
Japan Art Foundation (Tokyo), Nordic Council for the Arts (Iceland), USF Verftet Bergen (Norway),
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Holbein Painting Foundation (Tokyo), HIAP Residency Program (Helsinki),
Icelandic Arts Council (Reykjavik) and The British Council (London).
His sound work has been released on Staalplaat Records (Amsterdam), Bake Records (Rotterdam), Lowave (Paris/Singapore), Index.of (Berlin) and Tokyo Audio Arts (Japan).
Sas Markarian & Kelly Davis live and work in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE GALLERY Jai & Jai Gallery, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 2012 by sisters, Jomjai and Jaitip. Jai & Jai Gallery focuses on maintaining a trans-disciplinary program by working with and exhibiting the works of both emerging and contemporary architects & artists. Alongside curated exhibitions of relevant, contemporary work, the undercurrent mission of Jai & Jai Gallery is to engage in and cultivate discussions that lie within the intersection of art and architecture. The fresh perspectives of the gallery exhibitors reveal disparate influences and practices but share a common affinity for pushing the boundaries of theory, fabrication, and representation through art, architecture, and design.
For more information and visuals, please contact Jomjai Srisomburananont,
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