Opening Thursday, December 12th at Aran Cravey Gallery’s new location on Melrose in Los Angeles is “Accident Nothing,” a solo exhibition by Israel-based artist, Guy Yanai. “Accident Nothing”, features 18 new paintings by the artist, provides insight into a new tendency in his work to reflect states of mind that are unfurled, raw and defenseless—states of apprehension comparable to the lucidity and sobriety one experiences at the aftermath of an accident.
Best described as a painter’s painter, Guy Yanai has carved out a special niche amongst the Israeli art scene, where mainly installation, performance and new media art has proliferated. Today’s art operates within a field of disenchantment and cynicism, which is true of painting in particular. Yanai’s painting too corresponds to an age of commodified goods and consumerism, whether via its material objects or ubiquitous images, but there is a simplicity and a naiveté to his love of painting.
Opening Reception: December 12th, 2013. 7-9pm
“Accident Nothing” will be on view through February 15th 2013.
For more information visit Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles.
Recent SFAQ Picks
–SFAQ Pick: Solo exhibition by Alan Shields currently on view at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.
–SFAQ Pick: “Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You” group exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.