COMING UP NEXT
TUCKED IN is a photographic installation by Morleigh Steinberg documenting the intricate miniature worlds she discovered in her seven year old daughter’s bedroom over three years of undergoing treatment for cancer. Sian Steinberg Evans’ meticulous manifestations of imagination translate what she could not articulate in language. From absolute chaos, she secured order.
Steinberg’s photographs uncannily illustrate the makings of her daughter’s imagination. Infused with courage, hope, and humor, this show affirms the integral role of imaginative play to well being, standing as testimony to the fact that in even the hardest times, children find the strength to make sense of their world.
June 6 – 30
ARCANE Space is delighted to present a first time exhibition My Cup Overflows in Los Angeles by the celebrated Dublin-based artist, Guggi.
"By salvaging beauty from distress, soulfulness from fragmentation, Guggi creates objects from another world. His battered blueprints of archetypal vessels, spectral beneath a haze of fraying colour, don't sit so much as shudder, as if lit by a source deep inside that confounds their material substance. His are excavations of dissolving shape -- half-remembered and half-erased. Fragile yet enduring, they echo an esoteric tradition of shattered urns, jars, and cups that dates back centuries -- perennial metaphors for the breaking of forms necessary for the release of creativity. At once poignant and philosophical, figurative and abstract, Broken hovers between the physical and the spiritual, like long lost maps of the soul." - Kelly Grovier, Art Historian and Poet
Guggi’s first passion since childhood has been painting. As a founding member of the cult band Virgin Prunes, he continued to paint throughout his years in the band, parting company in 1984 to dedicate himself solely to painting, and later sculpture. From the early tentative explorations in the mid 1980’s, Guggi, primarily self-taught, has evolved into one of the most accomplished and recognized Irish painters of his generation.