Add A + A to XIX
Evergreene Studio is pleased to present Add A + A to XIX, a special one-day live painting venture by Zürich-based artists Andreas Dobler and Anna Kanai, Saturday, July 30, 7-11pm, at XIX Studios, 3650 Eagle Rock Blvd., in Glassell Park, Los Angeles. The main act of the performance will take place between 7pm and 9pm. The interrelated concepts of enclosure and cladding are the basis of the spatial installation. A deconstructed room divider serves as a stage and backdrop for the painting performance. Recombining architectural fragments and ornamental extravagance, Dobler and Kanai invent Yantras for precarious times while conjuring faux-ethnographic, guiding spirits with painting and music.
Zukunftsgenossen (Comrades of the future): Dobler and Kanai approach the present from this perspective and propose a new poetic reading which enables an open outcome. The installation represents the mental space and artistic expression of the two artists: the space they live in, as well as the source from which they draw. Without reserve they portray boundless pleasure in images, permitting their professional and personal relationship as a couple to overlap.
Since their show in Kunstraum Baden (2009), Andreas Dobler and Anna Kanai have produced work under the label A + A. They founded, curated and participated in the open art festival called foolforapril that began in 2012 and continued for three consecutive years in Switzerland.
Andreas Dobler (born 1963, lives in Zürich) has established himself as an author of elaborate pictoral creations. The trivial and its exaltation have been a definitive component of his work. He merges different traditions and genres, including romantic landscape painting, ornamental Folk Art, geometric abstraction and New Age Design. These spheres, midway between idyllic and ecstatic complexity, reflect on the disintegration and spiritual longing of an individual afflicted by civilization.
Anna Kanai (born 1971, lives in Zürich) was initially trained as a photographer, receiving her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2005. In recent years she’s gained recognition for several projects exhibited in and addressing public spaces, conducted using both a skeptical and experimental approach to painting. Kanai’s focus has since turned to interior architecture, where she addresses the process of composing interior spaces rather than the individual image.
3650 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
For more information on XIX Studios, please visit their website.