hey, what's on your mind? / by Alexander Pincus

hey, what's on your mind?
Elliott Oliver, Gyan Shrosbree, Liz Smith

Fakespace LA
2401 S. Santa Fe Ave 104
Los Angeles, CA 90058

August 30 - September 5th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 30th, 5-9pm

"Every collaboration brings unfamiliar nuances to an instrumental language that has become highly developed and essentially self-contained." - David Toop

Fakespace LA is pleased to present "hey, what's on your mind?" Elliott Oliver, Gyan Shrosbree, and Liz Smith are all LA painters who put forth an ambitious project of completing 90 paintings in as many days, each painting being worked on by all three artists, one at a time, layer after layer. The title refers to having the freedom to allow the work to be formed by spontaneous ideas and subsequent reactions as the work is passed along to each artist. The results are often humorous, sometimes ridiculous, and remarkably fluid.

In the end, these artists will be covering two large gallery walls, floor to ceiling, with an installation of the work.

Each individual 18x24 drawing will be available to purchase for $20 each at the opening.

Please join us for the opening reception of this exceptional collaboration on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 , 5 – 9pm. Open by appointment through September 5, 2008. fakespace LA gallery is located at 2401 S. Santa Fe Ave 104, in Downtown Los Angeles, within the Santa Fe Artist Colony.