L'ART PROJECTS is proud to present "The Shape of Things," featuring artists Katie Shapiro, Aaron Farley, Kate Johnson and Rachel Roske. Join the artists and the curator for a private viewing of the exhibition over wine and gourmet small bites at a stunning private home in the Hollywood Hills, specially decorated for the holidays.
Each of the artists in the show explore the formal aspects of the photographic medium: shape, color, light, dimension, and more. Katie Shapiro choreographs stunning compositions with the photographic process, overlaying colors and shapes upon each other to beautiful effect. Aaron Farley, featured in the respected art tome, Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California, photographs landscapes and studio setups, creating final artworks that reach beyond the wall to become discreet objects. Using placid photographs of sky and water as source material, Kate Johnson's work resides in the liminal space between two and three dimensions, with geometric photographs that seem sculptural. Rachel Roske’s graphite on canvas paintings are mysterious and intriguing. Based upon photographs of shadows, she considers formal aspects in terms of negative and positive, dark and light.
About the artist
Aaron Farley graduated from Washington State University with a BFA in Fine Arts, and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Aaron was one of the owners of THIS Los Angeles, a gallery in the Highland Park neighborhood of LA. He is prominently featured in the book Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California, alongside art dignitaries including Ed Ruscha, Chris Burden, Steven Harrington, and more. In 2012, he was the recipient of PDN's "The Curator Fine Art Photography Contest"
Kate Johnson received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. She was an artist in residence at the Wassaic Project in 2010, and in 2011, her work was reviewed in Artforum as "Pick of the Week."
Rachel Roske received her education from Yale University School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has served residencies at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center. She is the winner of the Prize Awarded by Kara Walker for Painting in "Voice: Women in Contemporary Art."
Katie Shapiro lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts and is currently working towards her MFA at UC Irvine. In 2014, she was chosen by Artforum as part of their "Critic's Pick."