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1301PE and PRAZ-DELAVALLADE are pleased to announce the opening of UNIT 5 in the former Marc Foxx space at 6150 Wilshire Blvd.

UNIT 5 is an exhibition space shared by 1301PE and PRAZ-DELAVALLADE to make exhibitions over a 9-month period. It will give an opportunity for the galleries to create group exhibitions, larger one-person exhibitions or invite international galleries to exhibit from their program. UNIT 5 expands 6150 as the destination to see the finest art in Los Angeles. PRAZ-DELAVALLADE's first exhibition will open 13 October:


I DREAM MY PAINTING, THEN I PAINT MY DREAM
Matthew Brandt, Heather Cook, Alexander Kroll, Dan Levenson, Nathan Mabry, Joe Reihsen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jim Shaw, Marnie Weber, Brian Wills, Guy Yanai
13 October – 10 November, 2018


“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream”, an ethos uttered by the late Van Gogh, famously articulates a process of grappling with the medium of painting to function as a conduit for larger concepts beyond the domain of reality. A dreamscape abstracts the ordinary to a world of possibilities, one where everyday banalities lose their index; unhinged from their clichés to the extraordinary world of the unfamiliar. This mediation of the mind’s eye does not merely present a fiction, but rather reorients our perspective to arrive at a deeper understanding (or truth). If the eyes, as we are accustomed to say, are the “windows of the soul”, could such paintings metaphorically construct these “windows”? A construct that makes it possible to enter a terrain in which color, geometry of the line, momentum of volume—along with the poetics of the observer—present opportunities for nuanced vistas. Unlike writers who try to decipher their inner space or that of their characters, artists have preferred for centuries to elect the external reality as the subject of their works. Though, besides the lived and observed reality, the artist can opt for an imaginable reality—strictly internal—that of the dream.


UNIT 5 will be open during normal gallery hours of 11 – 6, Tuesday – Saturday or by appointment. For more details please contact Brianna Bakke at (323) 917 5044. The exhibition is located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, at UNIT 5, directly across the courtyard from PRAZ-DELAVALLADE. Complimentary parking is available at the lot adjacent to the gallery.

UNIT 5 is an exhibition space shared by 1301PE and PRAZ-DELAVALLADE