Moshe Elimelech and Michael Mass
Space Management
February 10 – March 10, 2007
Reception: Saturday, February 10, 6 – 9 pm

post industrial art for the post industrial age
990 N. Hill St. #205, Los Angeles 90012-1753
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Moshe Elimelech’s abstract bas-reliefs propose that art, like life, is a game of intention and chance.  His Cubic Construction Series sport industrial looking forms and surfaces that, despite their perfection, undermine the certainties of Cartesian logic.  Playing with and against the grid as a matrix linked to concepts of logic and order, these works underscore the indeterminacy of existence.  Rather than creating finished, immobile artworks, Elimelech invents kinetic works that accentuate the creative process.  His constructions present moveable cubes set within a shadow box.  Each cube can be displayed in the grid to show any of its six individually painted sides and can be rearranged independently of one another by the viewer.  The number of potential composition is greater than the artist’s original, model compositions. An art critic once stated that Elimelech’s Cubic Construction Series “function like a jazz musical score, permitting innovation within a defined matrix of possibilities.”

Michael Maas presents a continuation of an on-going series which he began in July 1997.  Each painting is based on a “building block unit” of two simple shades nestled against each other.  This unit may be repeated several times, or dozens, or even hundreds of times.  Maas’ goal with these paintings is to create images which do suggest a feeling, but are “open-ended” enough to allow each viewer to experience these feelings in his or her own personal and sometimes unexpected, way.  The emotional responses express by viewers of this work has range from maternal to religious to sexual, and seems to cut across most of the usual boundary of age, culture, or education.

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