On August 10, Martha Otero Gallery will host and open Surveying, a solo exhibition of recent works by Alvaro Ilizarbe. Fresh off his large scale mural in Chicago for The Arts Initiative and with a keen interest in the earth’s landscape, the artist will present insightful new paintings on topographical tectonic plate-shaped panels and a site-specific installation that consists of amorphous sculptural wall structures that lead through a passageway of patterned wallpapers representing the elements in the earth’s stratum. Surveying seeks to capture the shifting energy and explore the essence of Los Angeles’ terrain through monochromatic depiction referencing literati paintings. Visit the show and experience everything for yourself this summer before it closes on Sept 7.


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