When COVID-19 forced the closings of galleries, museums, theaters, and other art spaces, artists found themselves fleeing to their private studios and creative spaces.
During these turbulent times, LA-based artist Molly Schulman started to focus more on the poetic spaces between the artworks in her studio. The paint that seeped through linen leaving markings on the wall, the indiscriminate holes left from nails and push pins, all these incidental details, the remnants and ghosts of art-making started to take on just as much value, if not more, as the preconceived and much toiled over artworks she had previously been making. With this realization, Hello Wall was born.
Gallery Pado is pleased to announce Hello Wall by Molly Schulman. Hello Wall is an homage to Molly’s studio as she recreates sections of the walls of the studio at various moments in time and states of progress, both real and imagined. Through sculpture and installation placed around the gallery, one enters a facsimile of Molly’s world, a portal from the cerebral experience of being an artist in solitude to the public space of the gallery setting.
Hello Wall will have an opening reception from 3:00pm - 7:00pm on Saturday, May 29th, and will be on view until Saturday, June 26th. The artwork is open to the public Saturday - Tuesday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. For weekday visits, one may schedule an appointment with the gallery in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Gallery Pado opened its doors on June 20th, 2020, on Melrose and Western with a mission to create a welcoming space where communities and people can come together and share their love of art. Gallery Pado has hosted multiple exhibitions of diverse art media and genres, including naturally dyed textiles and artwork, landscape photographs, and installation/performance art featuring a sound machine.
Originally from Upstate New York, Molly Schulman (b. 1980) received her B.A. in Studio Art from Bard College and then drove across country to live in Los Angeles. In 2016, Molly co-founded MAIDEN LA, a network of happenings that aims to dissolve hierarchies in the art world with its inclusive decentralized format. In 2020, Molly had a solo installation and performance at Cerritos College Gallery called This is Not a Balloon Dog (Ceci n'est pas un chien ballon). In 2019, she participated in FORUM, a 10 month residency program at the Torrance Art Museum culminating in an exhibition at the museum. Most recently, she curated Artifacts of Sentience at Supercollider Gallery. Additionally, she has exhibited with B-LA Connect; Other Places Art Fair; Every Woman Biennial; Kamikaze at PØST; has been featured on LA-based art podcasts What’s My Thesis and Art Traffic; and is a member of artist collectives Museum Adjacent and Monte Vista Projects, an artist-run initiative with a curatorial focus.
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