With exhibitions already on the books, 5790projects will formally debut as a curatorial entity January 14th, 2012. Sponsored by Mark Moore Gallery, 5790projects will host a dynamic series of emerging and mid-career artist showcases that are scheduled alongside major main gallery exhibitions, in addition to pop-up spaces around the Los Angeles area. The program also aims to support the efforts of local contemporary artists through the MFF Grant, which provides a solo show and $1,000 in funding for its winning recipient. Curated and overseen by Catlin Moore and Matthew Gardocki, 5790projects functions off of a combination of submissions and selected invitation.
For its inaugural exhibition, 5790projects is pleased to announce a new body of paintings by recent Claremont graduate, Feodor Voronov. Utilizing John Rajchman’s notion of “operative formalism,” Feodor Voronov (b. 1980, St. Petersburg) creates optical terrains that splinter and twist around the central image of a word. Voronov investigates the nature of repetition in both form and language by painting harlequin patterns that are at once organic and methodical – an analysis of the human experience that borders on familiar but is clearly unique. Voronov toys with the formal aesthetics of the written word, evaluating its psychological roots in symbology á la Magritte, while also embellishing upon the intrinsic habit of mark-making in the vein of Cy Twombly.
Join us for the opening reception for this work – alongside Tim Bavington in the main gallery – on January 14th, 2012, from 6-8pm. The show will remain on view through February 18th.