Lilah Slager Rose/Jean Nagai
November 10 — December 8th
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6 — 9 PM
In Avalon, the sun is a black opal.
“Avalon is a space in which metaphysics and internal emotions are explored in billowy streaks of lava, salmon, sapphire, and gold.
Scattered across biomorphic and geometric forms, the cones of your eyes bend to take in a levitating constellation of color. Remember, when the universe blew up, the stars broke into pieces and landed on Avalon.
Notice the repetition, an obsessive fixation with buried patterns. Even the expansive arrangement overhead acts as the greatest portrait you’ve ever dreamed of or perhaps it’s the perfect hallucinogen. In Avalon, you see your grandmother in the sky, your old dog, Apollo’s torso, a pile of turtles.
There is no horizon, but merely soft layers covered in waves of light, achingly alive.”
Join us on November 10th, 2018 in honor of the two-person exhibition of Jean Nagai and Lilah Slager Rose. This exhibition will include an immersive installation of new textile and sculptural works by Rose along with paintings by Nagai.
The two have been collaborating on projects together since 2014, showing primarily in Olympia, Washington where they first met. Their work has frequently drawn from a shared aesthetic of the landscape, and fabric. As they first began to work together, Jean was experimenting with Shibori and Batik dye techniques, while Lilah apprenticed to a costume designer. This foundation eventually transitioned Lilah’s work into large-scale foam sculpture and Jean’s work to painting on canvas. They currently live and work in Los Angeles.