Geomorphic Tendencies at Studio Morke April 2nd

Studio Morké and The Art Reserve are proud to announce Geomorphic Tendencies, a selection of works by Tyler Bewley, Nicholas Fahey, Andrea Juan, Michael A. Rosenfeld, and Mallory Morrison. The exhibition, curated by Nicole Dungao, is a study and exploration of environmental influences on controlled urban landscapes and natural isolated terrains. The artist observes their accepted environment, and with an evident concept or solution, creates an illusion of a new landscape.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, April 2nd, from 8pm to midnight with guest DJs and live musical performance by NVO. The event will be held in conjunction with 826LA, a non-profit writing and tutoring center for children founded by acclaimed writer Dave Eggers. This event is sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, The Art Reserve in conjunction with ADC Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles and Primo Beer.  Studio Morke 1026 Santa Fe Ave. #201, Los Angeles, CA 90021. For press information please contact Nicole Dungao at (310) 773-9459. Please RSVP at rsvp@theartreserve.com.

Geomorphologists explore why landscapes look the way they do and the effects that change them. The process of geomorphology adapted by the artist interpretation exposes dynamic landscape and keen understanding of environment in a new reality. Each artist creates an environmental design within a complex imagination, creating their own surroundings within the work. Issues are addressed, from human engineering and natural evolution, to ways to conceptualize a dreamlike utopia. The artist’s investigation of the environment is translated into an experience creating a new form of a dynamic vista.

A certain viewpoint of an induced subject is introduced to the viewer to understand the artist’s frame of mind. Michael A. Rosenfeld uses the infamous Zeppelin to explore that terrain with a sharp eye and a heavy photographic influence. Mallory Morrison provides a controlled underwater experience with romantic natural elements that exposes a true state of balance. Nicholas Fahey and Andrea Juan evoke the Artic experience in separate visions, Juan addresses climate changes through her invisible forests and Fahey personifies the darker side of glacier formations through contrasting panoramas. Tyler Bewley provides a curious and eccentric commentary about the contrasts of human activity and nature. All five artists are able to transpose their suggestive landscape into a dynamic illusory micorcosm which help the viewer interpret it as a new illusion.

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Eli Consilvio