Artists and co-curators Kaoru Mansour and Kira Vollman “have chosen to throw away all of the usual parameters by which most galleries curate an exhibition,” in their new dual exhibition, Uncommon Denominators. “There is no common theme. There is no common cause.  … There is no concern for appealing primarily to their collectors. They are throwing that all away, and have chosen to seek out the ‘uncommon denominators’ within each other’s artwork.” Mansour is a Japanese painter who also sings with the angular, jazzy combo Acre Foot, and Vollman enchantingly braided her eerie, rapid-fire vocals within the patterned movements of the wind and tree branches at SASSAS’ recent Exquisite Corpse performance.

ARK Gallery & Studios, 2599 N. Fair Oaks, Altadena; Sun., Oct. 20, 3-6 p.m.; free.

Kaoru Mansour at ARK

Kira Vollman at ARK

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