Featuring the work of seven contemporary artists, Shaping Gravity: Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane brings abstract art into new dimensions for a mesmerizing and interactive exhibition that challenges notions of what abstraction can be. The seven artists in the exhibition — Jen Stark, Molly Larkey, Shane Guffogg, Michelle Jane Lee, Christine Nguyen, Rema Ghuloum, and Sara Ippolito — are all connected by their ties to Southern California and bring unique aesthetic and philosophical approaches to abstraction. Shaping Gravity includes sculpture, painting, augmented reality, and interactive video projection with artworks ranging from vibrant and kaleidoscopic to serene and meditative.
Join Forest Lawn Museum on October 19 from 5-7 PM for the opening of Shaping Gravity. The opening reception will include complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, live music, and remarks from the curators. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by October 15 to email@example.com or 323-340-4782.
Forest Lawn Museum is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205. Admission and parking are free. Shaping Gravity: Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane is on view from October 19, 2023-March 10, 2024.
Jen Stark, 4 x 4 x 4, 2021. Powder coated aluminum, chrome plated aluminum spacers, aluminum threaded rods, stainless steel, magnets, 48 x 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Shane Guffogg, Sapere Aude #7, 2017-2018. Oil on canvas, 84 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Check out this video that demonstrates the augmented reality component of Shane Guffogg’s painting, Sapere Aude #7.