Please join us for the opening reception of Intimate Irregularity, an exhibition by Allison Peck in partnership with the ReDiscover Center.
Reception: Saturday, November 8 from 6-8p
On view: 9/15/14 – 1/1/15, Saturdays 11-4p
Location: ReDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Intimate Irregularity addresses the site as a whole. When the artist first encountered the ReDiscover Center, she was drawn to its physical idiosyncrasies and imperfections. She was also drawn to the mission of the center, which resonated deeply in terms of repurposing materials to create something new—a practice that informs much of her work as an artist.
This exhibition uses both new and repurposed materials to reveal and honor the center’s ‘flaws.’ Using plastic, vinyl, and house paint, the artist recreates gestures found in the art center, such as meandering lines from water damage, re-imagines gestures from its surrounding environs, such as the paint roller marks of covered graffiti, and uses them to embellish the walls and windows of the center’s main room. She also chose to engage with a practice she calls ‘institutional improvement’—cleaning, patching, and painting as she moves through the space.
Not unlike the Japanese traditions of wabi-sabi and kintsugi, these types of actions call attention to aspects of imperfection, impermanence, and unfinishedness within the art center and seek to lend visibility and positivity to these qualities.