Friday, August 20, 2010

We Found Treasure and we're even willing to share!!!

Like the Spice is pleased to present Shards, an exhibition fresh from the hands of Los Angeles based artist Treasure Frey. In this, her first solo show at Like the Spice, Treasure explores the boundaries of her paper works, offering assemblies that appear to have burst from their constraints, and then been carefully pieced back together. These little explosions form eloquent and ordered tangrams of color that simultaneously invoke destruction and creation.

Ms. Frey’s most recent body of work focuses on small slices of color, a visible translation of a specific energy. Influenced by particles, waves, atoms, and organisms, Treasure's conservation of matter forces all of these elements to act in concert, revealing formal visual decisions to form their own microcosms, macrocosms. In these obssessionalist collages Treasure considers, cuts, lays her gouache and acrylic, tapes, and then begins again; her process is a cycle in which the critical mass occurs again. Each singular unit of her energy and color act together to form a machine which, when whole, commands a greater and more powerful place than before.

The responses to her work at the Affordable Arts Fair and ArtHamptons are testaments to the kind of energy and power in her work. We are really excited to host her first solo show at Like the Spice opening on September 10th and running until October 3rd. Please join us at the reception on September 10th from 6:30PM to 10PM for what promises to be an evening of art, wine, and whimsy. And if you can't get enough Treasure and all the riches of her work, get the unique chance to hear her speak and talk with her about her processes at the artist's dinner on September 24th at 8PM. RSVP is required and we hope to see you there!

October will prove to be just as an exciting a month with artist Chino Amobi's first solo exhibition "PREGNANCY PACT" and artist's dinner. While the summer is almost over, there is an abundance of great things to look forward to upcoming in the fall at Like the Spice.

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