You're invited to the closing party of Hollywood Diaries by Vanessa Atlan at Show Gallery in Los Angeles. The two-part exhibition includes watercolor paintings, collages, photography and poetry inspired by the artist’s everyday life in Hollywood where she has been living for the past ten years.
The artist is showing her first watercolors — figures and patterns appear to float in unknown or unidentified spaces, where the space-time continuum is transcended. Atlan is inspired by Old Hollywood—motel rooms, cars, architecture, as well as the wildness and erratic lifestyle of Los Angeles. The second part of the exhibition reveals the artist’s most recent work: a series of abstract collages and hand-painted watercolor notebooks. Experimental and autobiographical, this body of work is more free and instinctive. The artist explores her intimate emotions through a series of poetic explosive sunsets and sunrises. Referencing the Californian skies and light, the artist expresses movement, change, catharsis, a certain instability and the fragility of the moment.
Vanessa Atlan invited April in LA to collaborate on Hollywood Diaries as their aesthetics and inspiration collided into a shared universe. Both look at life through the prism of poetry filled with vintage objects that are site-specific to Los Angeles with the unique blend of Mexican and Native-American influence, and an Old-Hollywood aesthetic. In this atmosphere, April in LA imagined and created a motel room in the gallery mezzanine. Ceramics, pottery, wood objects and plants will also be installed by April in LA in a dialogue with Atlan’s work in the main exhibition gallery.