Groundwork Indie Garage
Catherine Kaleel, Heather Boose-Weiss, & Deborah O'Reilly
@ Groundwork, Market at Santa Monica Place
April 26 June 18
In "HIP-POP," Kaleel engages the viewer with mega monster sized oil
paintings of toys, cassette tapes and games of the 80s and 90s whose
utility has been lost, and whose bright, appealing appearances blend
genuine aesthetic beauty with a nostalgia for the 'golden' age of
Nintendo controllers, joysticks and Speak & Spells (batteries
A couple Catherine Kaleel originals....
In stark contrast, Boose-Weiss's high-contrast photographs form a
series labeled "STILL MOVING," in which the flow of nature has has
been captured in an ideal set of moments, often times integrating the
artist's own human form in their time capsule. Shot on a Hasselblad,
then printed "old school" as silver gelatin images, these no-nonsense
quality images from the young Venice artist are reminiscent of the
masters of the form.
Titled "MARKED MEANDERINGS/PERMANENT PLACES" Reilly's marker
work is the stuff of wonder. This body of work created by marker pen is a
departure for the artist and as Reilly puts it, is "seen through it’s many
twists and turns to the end. Whether it be pen to paper, ink or paint; my
relationship with Art is one of my most intimate. A very special space of
being able to get lost and experience an adrenaline rush, exhaustion and
joy. Instinct takes over and you let it be light, the thoughts and feelings
are in between the lines." We couldn't have said it better, and her magical
work is sure to surprise and delight.
The exhibition of these artists' work @Groundwork & in The Market runs
through to June 18, 2012.