FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16 December 9, 2007
Opening reception: Friday, November 16, 7-10pm
938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 546-1000, fax (818) 546-1103
Web site, http://www.harvestgallery.com
Gallery Hours, Tuesday Sunday, 11am-7pm
Seta Injeyan, “Hollyflock”, digital print in edition of 50, 13x19.
Harvest Gallery is pleased to present recent works of Seta Injeyan. Opening reception is Friday, November 16, 7p.m-10p.m. The Gallery is located at 938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.
If art is the visual presentation of the ineffable, then there must be moments when language denies us a word to describe art. Injeyan’s new works dwell on the moment when we are leaving the past and entering the future. This slice of time that we call the present is experienced only as a transition. To Injeyan, it is captured in the auto rear-view mirror. The mirror gives us the receding glimpse of the past, and over its forward rim presents us with the comings-ahead. This “nanopresent,” (a word coined by Injeyan) is the time in which the departing images have reflected from the mirror and meet our eye, a distance of about a foot, taking one billionth of a second (nanosecond). This interval mediates the past as one moves into the future.
Injeyan’s new work “In the Nanopresent” is mostly acrylic on canvas, with small sets of pencil drawings on paper and digitally-created prints. Accurate highway and mirror renderings give both the past and forward views. The image inversions are at times improbable: the past can be a receding planetary system, and the future a terrestrial mountain chain. Or the past is a quiet urban scene, and the future an abstract void, the prima materia. The series utilizes past themes of the highway from Injeyan’s “Dynamo Road” series. Imagery centered about the Hollywood sign bespeaks of the grand illusion of Hollywood that has assumed a parallel reality in our lives. The present paintings are continuations of the theme of movement along the Tao, but they now involve the idea of elapsed time as well as of space. There is a polarity between realistic renderings and abstract scenes. The contrasts are thought-provoking and harmonious. They are meant to hold us in the present, at least until the scene changes a nanosecond later.
The show extends November 16-December 9, 2007. Images of Seta Injeyan’s prior works may be found in her newly-released catalog published by Aurora Studios.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm. For general information about the exhibit or an interview please call Harvest Gallery at (818) 546-1000 or visit http://www.harvestgallery.com.