Lawrence Gipe // Kio Griffith // John David O’Brien
Arena One Gallery
Santa Monica Airport Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
July 27 – Aug 18
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9pm
Arena1 is pleased to announce Transiting, an exhibition organized by artists Lawrence Gipe, Kio Griffith and John David O’Brien which opens Friday, July 27 with an artists reception and runs through August 18.
Through video, photography, drawing, painting and mixed media sculpture the fifteen artists in this exhibition address time, travel, dislocation and the sensation of “being in transit.” While the works included are not meant as illustrations of Mario Perniola’s “Transiti” (1980) in which he uses the term to express a dynamic philosophical tool for looking at the passageways cut through time and space in one’s everyday existence, they were selected for their cross trajectories with his ideas.
Perniola’s examination of the role of images in a wide range of aesthetic and social contexts and his notion of transit as a suitable way to capture the cultural aspects of technology that have altered today’s society provided the inspiration of this exhibition.
Participating artists are:
John David O’Brien
Julio M. Romero