Polaroid Black – Scott Armetta, Doug Crocco, Tom Delaney, Amy Garofano, Mark Thomas Gibson, Dan Gratz, Kara Joslyn, Brendan Lynch, Dustin Metz, Nikko Mueller, Daniel Newman, Laurie Nye, Manny Prieres, Aaron Sandnes, Erik Torregroza, April – June, 2017
Big Pictures Los Angeles is pleased to announce Polaroid Black, a group show featuring 23 paintings and 11 works on paper hung salon style, on a black wall. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 31st, from 6-9pm.
As every day is met with night, our lives are intertwined with moments of darkness. Our relationship with darkness is as complicated as the various experiences that happen in darkness. The romance and danger it holds are seductive, but rarely do we speak of these moments we have in the dark. This show aims to give light to the dark via presenting a collection of artworks all created with black as the primary color.
Collectively the installation works to create a dark fog like atmosphere, and envelope the viewer, evoking a sense of mystery. The individual works in the exhibition depict images that can’t quite be perceived or are just emerging from darkness. Paintings of nightscapes, portraits of figures shrouded in shadow, and sheet ghosts populate the show. As one must wait for a Polaroid photo to develop, watching faint images emerge from darkness, similarly this show is about the state of transition in which something hidden becomes revealed.
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