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Carpenters Workshop Gallery Presents CHAOS

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery Los Angeles presents CHAOS, a group show curated by Alexander May Creative Director and Founder of SIZED. Marking one year since the launch of the physical gallery space in Los Angeles, this exhibition is curated to illustrate the breadth of the gallery’s creative collaborative approach in bringing to the fore all forms of artistic expression using form and function as a guiding principle. The show encompasses the work of over 20 renowned artists, including Ingrid Donat, Sterling Ruby, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Thomas Houseago, Victor Barragán, Suda Kokuta and Rick Owens. The show opens on July 23, and runs till September 9, 2023.

The title CHAOS refers to the investigation of contrasting textures and forms, showcasing a balance of opposing creative perspectives and the inherent beauty that can emerge from disorder. CHAOS seeks to present a cultural dialogue, providing snapshots of the world through the purposeful placement of revered artistic voices and Alexander May’s discerning lens. The exhibition boasts an expansive display of works, with elements of naturalism balanced against stark industrial pieces. Moose antler, ceramics, and varieties of wood react to aluminum, bronze, and steel, generating unique dialogues with each permutation.

Alexander May’s monochromatic curation encourages viewers to challenge preconceived notions and redefine the meanings assigned to the objects on display. The exhibition establishes a profound dialogue between the artists, their individual creative expressions, and the broader cultural landscape. CHAOS showcases an array of thought-provoking creations that redefine artistic boundaries and unravels the harmony that lies within apparent disorder.

The architecture of Carpenters Workshop Gallery will be transformed to allow for varying levels of display integrated throughout the space. By contextualizing the environment, the exhibition seeks to transcend formal methods of presentation and creates an immersive, multi-dimensional encounter.

The exhibition’s immersive environment invites the viewer to explore the global design-led artistic landscape by exploring new thought-provoking pieces by Angelinos, Sterling Ruby and Thomas Houseago, through to the material masteries of Ingrid Donat and cutting-edge designs of Rick Owens and Victor Barragán. Viewers have the freedom to choose their own path through the exhibition, offering multiple pathways that enable differing stories to be told through the exploration of scale, texture, and material. The space invites contemplation and celebrates the transformative power of chaos in art.

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