#Art #Opening #LosAngeles #Photography – Hassan Rahim w ‘Distillations’ TONIGHT @hvw8 Gallery @hassanrahim
Opening Thursday, May 29th, 7 – 10pm
661 N Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 – 6 pm
323 655 4898
TBT (Distillation 2) – Hassan Rahim
From the release:
In his second solo exhibition Distillations, Hassan Rahim applies his visual dialogue to deeper negotiate iconicity and nostalgia as constructions of the personal and universal subconscious. Using episodes from his past as a conceptual framework, futuristic fighter planes and vignettes from Los Angeles’s seedy history are re-contextualized in a spectral grammar of poetry and violence.
With Rauschenberg’s collage semantics, Stella’s defiance of the canvas, and Ruscha’s typographical sensibilities, Rahim’s obsessions are lacquered under layers of worship, kink, machinery, and analog static.
Hassan Rahim, b. 1987, Los Angeles, is an artist and art director. His work, reminiscent of vague childhood memories and adolescent fantasies, utilizes photography, collage and mixed media to create strong contextual pieces which are both appealing and alarming to the audience. This is his second solo exhibition at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery; he has previously exhibited in Milan and Amsterdam.