2636 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Jiyon Hong, Payam Mofidi, Rebecca Norton, Cima Rahmankhah, Jean de Sagazan, and Zhiyuan Wang
September 12–October 10, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11–6 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6–10 pm
MIM Gallery is pleased to present Urban Lawns, a group show featuring works by Jiyon Hong, Payam Mofidi, Rebecca Norton, Cima Rahmankhah, Jean de Sagazan, and Zhiyuan Wang. The exhibition is centered around the notion of collective environment. Most of the artists in the show either reside or were educated in Los Angeles.
Jiyon Hong will present drawings and paintings that construct bridges between the firm lands of logic and the more indeterminate, abstract territories of poetic imagination. Born in Korea, Hong received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; she is currently based in Pittsburgh.
Payam Mofidi will present drawings that are the result of an intricate process of manipulation of staged and scenographic photos, on which he superimposes his own compositions. Born in Iran, Mofidi graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; he is currently based in Montreal.
Rebecca Norton will present abstract paintings and digital prints that explore “free” movements of objects by means of displacements and transitions delineated by affine mapping. Born in the US, Norton received her MFA from Art Center, Pasadena; she is currently based in New York.
Cima Rahmankhah will present an installation piece that amalgamates dislocated and re-created urban constituents taken from quotidian spaces. Born in Iran, Rahmankhah received her MFA from Art Center, Pasadena; she is currently based in Los Angeles.
Jean de Sagazan will present a series of paintings that picture tennis courts—artificial spaces—that are deprived of the sole function for which they were originally built insofar as they are abandoned. Born in France, de Sagazan graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; he is based in Paris.
Zhiyuan Wang will present a series of paintings that aim to integrate elements taken from two disparate sources: the one are meaningful mosaic patterns; the other, the marks extracted from his drawing lessons taught as a part of the exam-oriented art education in China. Born in China, Wang is currently based in San Francisco.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 12, 6–10 pm.
For more information, please contact MIM Gallery at 424.299.8223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.