I of LA

A Group Exhibition of Los Angeles' Top Emerging Artists
August 29 - September 26, 2020

Participating Artists

Artwork

Exhibition Overview

I OF LA features more than 20 of the LA’s top discoverable artists—selected from almost 200 submissions and single-handedly curated by MASH Gallery founder and artist, Haleh Mashian.

I OF LA highlights the kinetic visual energy against an orderly and refined structure to enhance the high degree of visual complexity around us. “I aim for symbolic interactions to create a contrasting visual syntax for I OF LA. The works possess an energetic rawness and were not designed to be exhibited together,” says Mashian.

Mashian explains that the term “emerging artist” can be misleading. So-called emerging artists are sometimes freer and less restrained to experiment with ideas, concepts, and materials that don’t immediately resonate with each other—but the unexpected results can generate energy, a fluidity, that lay previously undiscovered. “I wanted to give these voices a presence in an established gallery,” adds Haleh.

Showcased artists include vivid abstractionist Moises Ortiz, whose arresting works evince an energetic use of color and composition; Terri Lloyd, whose faceless figures grace the stark suburban pastel backgrounds of her childhood; abstract photographer of ordinary household items, Laura Hull; urban street artist and portraitist, Jacob Root; modern-day Lichenstein descendant, Dan Litzinger, whose pop-comic style mixes mid-century aesthetics with current pop culture imagery; the minimalist installation art of Alex Chiu among many others.

19.5″ x 24″

I of LA Outdoor Opening Reception!

Installation Views

Press Release

Mash Gallery literally thinks out of the box. I OF LA, a celebratory exhibition of LA’s most discoverable artists will open on the streets of DTLA's Arts District