Glendale Arts is presenting Kaloust Guedel and his exhibit “The Theory of Immersion” at the ace/121 Gallery from now until Sept. 15.
This is the gallery’s inaugural exhibit as the new home of Glendale Arts.
“To me, art is a way of communicating and when you say something about something, or you say something about nothing,” Guedel said. “Either way, it’s all about saying something new, fresh and even specific. I don’t start with a predetermined imagery in mind when starting the work, but there is always the concept.”
The works in this collection explore the theme of immersion using an ancient inlay technique that Guedel rediscovered. By embedding objects within the painting, the inlay produces a silhouette of the subject. The result gives more weight to the inserted object, while the surrounding space is seen as the body of the painting.
“What interests me is the relationship of the elements that I find captivating for my curiosity at the moment of creation, considering in the next moment the interest may shift entirely somewhere else,” Guedel said.
The ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First published in the August 19 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.