First Thursdays Preview: Thursday, May 2 from 6-9pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5 from 1-4pm
An interdisciplinary exchange of art and ideas from one cutting edge of Western culture to the other - from the Southern California/Log Angeles basin to Estonia and the Baltics.
“The work emphasizes a prescient, mutual place in time and mind, a desire to push boundaries at every edge. Art in all its forms - whether ideas, words or marks, spoken or sun, discarded or disparate elements assembled together into one, molded or forged, projected, built in place or heard, all while listening and speaking to each other. An exhibition of different art works from the very opposite ends of the western world create a coherent voice and experience in time and space, full of contrast, tension, and unanimity.”
Juri Koll, Curator
Renowned artists from Southern California and Estonia have been specially selected for the exhibition to begin at ViCA’s galleries in Los Angeles, then travel to Estonia. Cultural figures will participate in talks, tours and workshops - a cultural exchange to promote progress, activism, and peace - finding common ground, new ways of seeing and expressing their innermost views to the world at large.
Exchanges will happen via painting to sculpture, performance and film, to the written word. A catalog will be published following the exhibition.
This is especially prescient, as Estonia, along with other Baltic states, celebrates it’s 100th anniversary of independence, from their emergence as free, democratic countries in 1918-19.
Artists included in this show are George Koll, Serge Koll, Toomas Kuusing, Anonymous Boh, Taje Tross, Tönis Laanemaa, Leonhard Lapin, Raul Meel, and Peeter Allik. This work will be combined with work from the U.S. and abroad from artists including Sonja Schenk, Gloriane Harris, Terry O’Shea, Roman Traexler, William Turtle and others TBA through April 2019.
Other special events will be announced shortly.