Superchief Gallery LA is pleased to present the exhibition of Space Angels, a new body of work by Bunnie Reiss, known for her vibrant murals, featuring over two dozen new paintings, sculptural pieces, installations, quilts and more. This is her first solo exhibition in two years.
Space Angels, is Reiss’ exploration of a new fantastical universe that may be born from the conflicts that currently embroil the world, the paintings depicting its colorful inhabitants in her signature style of abstract, folk-art portraiture. She describes these figurative works as our “imaginal selves,” created as we retreat from the chaos so we can cocoon and dissolve our current circumstances, then come out completely new, all the way down to our gooey cellular form. “Our souls might just be saved and rise up from land to somewhere in the stars,” says Reiss in her artist statement. “We could go back to the basics of kindness, compassion, a deeper understanding of the human condition, and reread all the ancient books given to us by Mother Nature.”
A new mural wall built from quilts, collage and painting will will depict the futuristic landscape of this imagined universe. The world will further be grounded in reality with a handful of new sculptures and installations, including a massive ‘spaceboat’ that will be at least 22 feet long. She describes the fantasy world of Space Angels as one where “boats are spaceships, the insides of trees are full of glitter, and nature has begun to regrow, stronger and more beautiful than ever. We will learn how to fly, how to communicate just by looking directly into the eyes of another human being. No words, no gestures, just deep understanding, full of warmth and remembering.”
Space Angels will be on view from November 4 to December 2, 2017, with an opening reception on November 4 from 6pm – 11pm. Superchief Gallery LA is located at 739 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021.
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