360 Mind Games
I invite you to join us tonight at Durden and Ray, Saturday, November 16, 7-10pm for the presentation of the wonderful artworks that have arrived from La Estación Arte Contemporaneó based in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is my honor to be a member of this gallery along with artists Rocio Infestas and Fernando Rascón from Chihuahua, Mexico and Christoph Dahlhausen from Germany. Thank you to Max Preneill, Valerie Wilcox, Jennifer Celio, Lana Duong, Ben Jackel and the entire exciting team at Durden & Ray!
November 16 – 30, 2019
Durden and Ray
1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, California 90015
360 Mind Games
Curated by Fernando Rascón
Artists: Ismael de Anda, Christoph Dahlhausen, Rocío Infestas, and Fernando Rascón
My contribution for 360 Mind Games is Multiverso 3 is an interactive installation made of 2,000 circular raised street markers called “Botts” dots or “bollas” in Spanish, used to guide the flow of people within a city, taken from the streets of Chihuahua, Mexico & Los Angeles. Multiverso 1 was exhibited at Agua Fuerte in Chihuahua using markers donated by a prominent city contractor. Multiverso 2 was presented for the Cerritos College Gallery’s Window Dressing project with the assistance of CalTrans. Multiverso 3 is a reunion and coming together of the discs from both Mexico and Los Angeles, an interactive installation that participants can walk inside a narrowing path that winds up in an intimate corner featuring the romantic view of downtown Los Angeles.
Durden and Ray and La Estación Arte Contemporáneo of Chihuahua, Mexico, present 360 Mind Games, a conceptual exploration of the freedoms, limitations and compositions of the circle.
Throughout history, the universal archetype of the circle has represented unity and the delineation of a perfect space, transforming from the hands of artists into a structure for artistic support. The circle as a vehicle for artistic composition has navigated through space and time, changing in everything but shape: from Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, to the spiritual altars of Hilma af Klint, color field paintings of Kenneth Noland, dot patterned work of Yayoi Kusama, minimalist forms of Judy Chicago, portals of Anish Kapoor, spin paintings of Damien Hirst, gestural rings of Takashi Murakami and others. 360 Mind Games gives us the opportunity to experience the result of this exercise in the hands of Mexican, German, and American artists through concentric composition (Fernando Rascón); mandala composition (Rocío Infestas); honeycomb composition (Christoph Dahlhausen) and dot cluster composition (Ismael de Anda). Each of these artists brings a unique and personal exploration to create an exhibition that is a shared world of universal artists support: the circle.