April 13 - May 5, 2019
Opening reception Saturday April 13, 6-10 pm
Monte Vista is excited to participate in a show in New Orleans at the artist-run space The Front.
Majestic Proton Vest brings together work from the members of the Los Angeles artist-run space and curatorial collective, Monte Vista Projects. The seven exhibiting artists use a wide variety of materials to create works that are technically precise and often colorful. Roberta Gentry’s kaleidoscopic paintings, Chris Miller’s wall-hanging plaster Maze, and Justin Michell’s frankenstein circuit board paintings all use pattern to create balance and movement.
Rakeem Cunningham’s mixed media collages and Andy Fedak’s video piece both address the collision of mind and body. The use of the figure continues, combined with notes of fragility and humor, in Emily Jones’s sculpted portraits and Debra Broz’s altered kitsch ceramics. The work of the artists in Monte Vista Projects isn’t wholly connected by any specific theme or idea, but the members come together ideologically through the projects that they support collectively, as well as their encouragement of each other as individual artists. As such, the exhibition title was derived from an anagram of the collective’s name.