Plus/Minus is an exhibition on the introspective expression of negative space with work created by emerging Southern California based artists.
Negative space stands perspective on its head. Personal ideas take shape not only within the context of an art piece, but also in the absence of material in an art piece. Negative space, can be compared to the blank spots in each of our own experiences in relation to those around us. The morphing of perspective can be compared to the morphing of shapes and images in art. In this exhibition the artists will be discussing the ways that art can approach social delineation and personal perspective through the use of space. Every person has a different life experience, a different reality, and a different perspective. By looking between the lines, at the shapes our ideas take, and at the places they find blank, a person can find what they need to learn.
This show we will be exploring how each person’s perspective is displayed through their use of space in their work. Negative space can denote personal space, or one’s need for separation between areas of emotion, expression, and chaos. This highlights where each artist comes from, and how they view the world. This denotes a lens through which we can view not only our own shaping, but also that of another.
+/- Participants, Ahmed Al-Azzawi Julio Diaz Lauren Filzenger Natasha Hadimulia Kimberly Heard Kuan-Po Huang Joshua Jek Kaiping Kong Stefany Kuipers Zhiqian Li Kelly Livingston Jiwan Park Ivan Poletaev Xiaoyu Ren Lisa Resendiz Dylan Wilde Sihan Xiong
Here are some images from the show!