Exhibition Dates: April 11 – May 23, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Koplin Del Rio is pleased to announce an upcoming group exhibition, Hypnagogia.
The show title and theme is derived from a transitional state of consciousness that occurs as one is
drifting off to sleep. Hypnagogia is a borderland characterized by alpha-theta brainwaves, where
fragmentary dreams begin to form and reality slips away. The body and mind are susceptible to influences
from both the conscious and subconscious, often leading to peculiar sensory experiences including
lucid dreams, vivid hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Hypnagogia is also a state of unfettered creativity
that can be accessed and employed as a source of inspiration and problem solving. Many great minds
throughout history including the likes of Thomas Edison, Beethoven and Aristotle have translated their hypnagogic visions into incredible innovations and masterpieces.
Josh Dorman- Based in New York City, Dorman creates intricately detailed and fantasy driven worlds. Primarily working in collage, ink, graphite and acrylic on panel, he reposits found treasures, such as topographic maps and textbook and manual clippings in layers upon his working surface. Dorman received an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and an MFA from Queens College in New York. He has
exhibited in galleries across the country and is in a number of prestigious private and public collections.
His work has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum
Mikel Glass – Based in New York City, Glass has worked in his Hell's Kitchen studio for 25 years. A painter and sculptor, he has always repurposed found objects from his surroundings to create sculptures and installations, most notably through his creations as half of the kinetics team, Baltzerglass. These interests culminated in 2009 with a mid-career retrospective titled, “The Discarded” at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. Glass received an MFA from New York Academy of Art and a BA from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and can be found in many notable private and public collections including, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Regis Collection, and the Ralph Lauren collection.
Alex Gross – Born in New York and based in Los Angeles, Gross creates deftly rendered surrealist paintings that touch on themes of consumer and pop culture, technology, globalization and mortality. In 2000, Alex was the recipient of the prestigious Artists Fellowship from the Japan Foundation. He spent two months traveling throughout Japan and collecting vintage Japanese magazines, posters, photos, and more. In 2004, Taschen published Alex's first book, “Japanese Beauties”, a compilation of Japanese Advertising imagery from 1900 until 1970. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with notable exhibitions at the Grand Central Arts Center, Laguna Art Museum, and most recently at The Long Beach Art Museum earlier this year as part of the “Masterworks” exhibition.
F. Scott Hess – Born in Baltimore and based in Los Angeles, Hess is a narrative realist painter with a firm foothold in old master craft and technique. His recent work covers a variety of themes from generational divides to chronicling the fragmentation of our increasingly virtual existence. His work is in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Orange County Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institute, San Jose Museum of Art, Boise Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship and a J. Paul Getty Museum Individual Artist’s Fellowship and currently teaches at the Laguna College of Art and Design.
Jerry Meyer – Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and based in New York, Meyer is a visual artist and sculptor who creates multimedia installations by repurposing found objects, and incorporating photography and light and sound elements. Meyer has always been curious about what is hidden beneath the surface: as a young child taking his toys apart, an adolescent fascinated by subways, as a practicing and teaching psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and as a full-time visual artist whose aesthetic and sense of irony is informed by an awareness of unconscious wishes and conflicts. Meyer studied art history at Brown University and attended medical school at Yale. Meyer’s constructions, including commissioned pieces, are in numerous collections and his exhibition history includes national and international shows. Meyer is also part of an upcoming group exhibition at the Long Beach Museum in 2016.
For further information or photos, please contact Kimberly Clark at email@example.com.