Join us for the opening night reception of L.A. artist Jalal Poehlman solo show “Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River” in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District from 6-9pm, in The Alley.
It’s for Poehlman’s show, where he’ll be transforming The Alley—a uniquely shaped brick and timber independent exhibition space and relic of old DTLA—with a unique site-specific art installation.
Taking to heart Brian Eno’s statement that
“…the artist is someone who creates the occasion for an art experience,”
Poehlman’s paintings combine mixed media and hard edged graphic systems along with painterly gesture to create dense visual landscapes that seduce the viewer into submitting to an evolving visual experience.
His 2017 Exhibition entitled “Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River” includes two large-scale installations. One consists of twenty interlocking mixed media paintings and the other combines two paintings and a sculpture knowingly inadequate at representing a Hyper-Cube (a cube represented in more than our 3 perceivable dimensions).
Referencing the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” the title of the show itself invites a certain artistic experience as it can hardly be thought or said without singing it.
Poehlman uses all the tools at his disposal to take you on a surprising and enlightening visual and intellectual journey inside-out and backwards, leaving you back right where you were, but more then whole again and more than a little high.
Saturday January 28th 6-9pm
1820 Industrial Street, DTLA Arts District, 90021