Synestheate 02 | Closing Reception

Future Tongue has asked artist, Bri Cirel to have a public talk with us during our closing reception of Synestheate. We feel very lucky to be working with Bri and are continuously inspired by how she pushes her practice to new levels. Bri was our first interview one year ago and I can't wait to hear what she's learned since then

Future Tongue has had a great residency at The Lost Knight this month. Come celebrate this collection with us for one last time! Spaceland is putting together a great line up, so we'll have some new local music to enjoy. Lets start off 2016 together!

Live performances by:

RAMONDA HAMMER

a group exhibition featuring work by:

NICK BROWN
DEEDEE CHERIEL
BRI CIREL
HARRY GAMBOA JR.
BRITT HARRISON
B. JUSTINE JAIME
JEFFERY VINCENT PARISE
ERNESTO YERENA

The visual art will a collection of paintings, prints, and photography. The themes and styles are varied but you'll see a common concept of human interaction, whether it be with our natural landscape, with animals, with each other, or with ourselves. Many of the artists showing have a full interview on our website discussing their process and passions.

 

About the Artists:

England-born painter, Nick Brown lives and works in Highland Park, Los Angeles. He is inspired by Japanese poetry and uses snowy images of nature to explore concepts of memory and death. His paintings hang eight feet tall and have mixture of thick paint and negative space which pulls you inside this raw, wild yet beautiful environment he creates. Nick’s watercolors are delicate and intricate studies of these environments.

Deedee Cheriel lives and works out of Highland Park, Los Angeles. She paints colorful narratives depicting mythological characters interacting in simple timeless environments. With influences derived from such opposites as East Indian temple imagery, punk rock, and her Pacific Northwest natural environment, her images are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these satirical and heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort.

Bri Cirel is a painter and video artist based in Panorama City, Los Angeles. She creates portraits that speak to the flawed, complicated mess that makes up a human life. Her work highlights thick, gritty issues about self-criticism, religion, and sexism in the art industry. Bri uses text in her photo-realistic paintings to insert narration while utilizing the font’s graphic qualities to visually corrupt and distort these images that are prevalent in the art world.

Harry Gamboa, Jr. is a Chicano essayist, director, photographer, and performance artist living in Los Angeles. He has been actively creating works in various media/forms that document and interpret the contemporary urban Chicano experience since 1972. His photography series focuses intimately on his subjects and Chicano representation in the media.

Los Angeles-based painter, Britt Harrison draws visual inspiration from moments from her remote upbringing in the Southeast, which are then deconstructed, analyzed and strung back together using psychological theories. She works with concepts of control, daydreaming, and the juxtaposition of innocence and experience. Britt is the Co-Founder for Future Tongue.

Los Angeles native, B. Justine Jaime is a multidisciplinary artist, pushing the boundaries of photography. Her abstracted, otherworldly motifs take the form of still image, short film, video projection and collage, as she explores themes centered around relationships to culture and landscape, language and identity. Justine is the Co-Founder for Future Tongue.

Jeffrey Vincent Parise is a painter, director and actor based in Los Angeles. His paintings explore a creatively, intimate relationship that he shares with his subjects which are recruited friends, family and lovers. Jeffrey works to capture the uniqueness of their character or explore the spirituality and vitality of animals.  

Ernesto Yerena is a designer and artist living and working out of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. His art practice reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The artist shares narratives of his conflicts of identity that he feels are kindred to what many Chicanos of these communities experience.