Culver City's Golden Triangle
The triangle logo of Emma Gray Headquarters is more than a design glyph it's the shape (and about the actual size) of the gallery itself. When Emma Gray needed a proper office from which to manage her curatorial and editorial practice, she landed in a second-floor Culver City suite that she promptly transformed into one of the tiniest and most oddly shaped gallery spaces in the city. As EGHQ approaches its first anniversary, Gray's original, only partly tongue-in-cheek description of her monthly solo shows reads not so much as a regular gallery calendar, but instead as a yearlong group show into which about a dozen artists are curated but exhibited one at a time. Previous individual stars in this constellation have presented paintings, drawings, installation, video, sculpture, performance and photography and run the gamut from reserved yet dramatic understatement to full-on sensory assault. "Max Maslansky: Behind the Internet" opens May 7, and features paintings and related materials from his ongoing project of scouring social media, specifically Facebook, for images that resonate with his eccentric obsessions, painstakingly editing online albums from those, and eventually transforming the photographs into paintings augmented with personal visions. For this exhibition, he'll be showing both these unsettling, modern folk-noir paintings and the Web-diving that inspired them.
Sat., May 7, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 7. Continues through June 8, 2011
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