Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13...)
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles Ca 90069
On view October 21, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Opening Reception October 21 6-9pm
Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13...) by Erika Lizée will be on view at Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 from October 21 to December 1, 2017. The opening reception is Saturday, October 21, 6-9pm.
Los Angeles multimedia artist Erika Lizée is enchanted by the beauty and power of the natural world. She uses gallery walls as symbolic thresholds between life and death, the known and unknown, creating complex forms that appear to sink into flat surfaces only to rise from them into the physical space of the viewer. Beyond the wall’s superficiality, more complex biomorphic forms combine within the natural boundaries of sacred geometry and the golden ratio, while other forms expand and emerge into the physical realm of the viewer.
Using the techniques of trompe l’oeil and sculptural painting, Lizée works in conjunction with actual light and perception — as if physical materials — to spark a sense of wonder in the viewer. Lizée’s artistic whimsy and soulful provocation create a transformative experience as viewers’ perceptions shift into greater understanding of the relationship between artistic materials and exhibition space.
Like a mysterious, alluring phantasm or the inner workings of a biomechanical beast, Lizee’s illusory paintings will transform the exhibition space at Gallery 825, leaping off the walls and infiltrating the minds and imaginations of visitors during her solo exhibition. The Dura-Lar paintings will push and pull with viewers’ perception of art and art space, of real and unreal, and of representation and abstraction. Speaking to the deep-rooted questions we all face with regards to the existence of the universe and our role, as humans, in it.