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Curated by Adrineh Baghdassarian

Ashkan Honarvar, Denial of Death 2-5, 2015, Pure Not Proper, Coagula Curatorial
Ashkan Honarvar, Denial of Death 2-5, Hand Cut Paper Collage 30 x 40 in

JUNE 7 - 10, 2018

Saturday,June 9
5- 9 PM

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Coagula Curatorial presents PURE NOT PROPER a group show curated by Adrineh Baghdassarian. Utilizing artists from across the globe, the exhibit purposely blends borders to create a diverse perspective on global consciousness and to showcase multiple artists and their material usage .

"My show questions the systems of values across the globe", Baghdassarian explained. "Every culture has a standard of purity and proper behaviors that are interwoven. Can purity be attained but the norm of what is proper still be challenged? These artists question the accepted norms and push boundaries beyond what is proper in their home countries, in their cultural traditions, but their art retains a purity that reveals much to us about the collective. They tell the same story in specific ways."

Curated primarily thru Instagram, this exhibit holds the understanding that the intuition of viewers will play a role to determine what is pure and what is not proper. "The dual connection of two opposites and their constant interactions and the fluctuation of their melting points continuously create new realities in our world. One can be pure evil, but another might only be mildly inappropriate - are they seen the same way in the context of their opposite to what is culturally proper?"

Art that is "Pure Not Proper" continuously crosses borders and forms new deviations. These deviations fluctuate constantly, empowering and depriving power almost cyclically. Something considered not proper today shape shifts by tomorrow, retains its purity and may be seen in a completely different manner beyond being good or bad.

Pure Not Proper is a four-day exhibit, as part of Coagula Curatorial's ongoing "New Curator Series". The show runs June 7th - 10th at Coagula Curatorial gallery, located on historic Chung King Road in Downtown LA's Chinatown District.

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Curated by Adrineh Baghdassarian

Featured artists:

Nelly Achken // Peter Adamyan // Pat Ahern // Elvin Armando // Theresa Baxter // Rouzanna Berberian

Terry Cervantes // Adrian Cronos // Nastaran Ghadiri (Iran ) // Ashley Fisher // Clare Hebert // Sally Hewett (UK)

Sandra Hultsved (Sweden) // Cathy Immordino // Ashkan Honarvar (Iran) // Allison Honeycutt // Stephanie Inagaki

Anna Kostanian // Lisa Krannichfeld // Emily Maddigan // Mari Mansourian // MM Fabrications // Nicholas Nadja

Heather O’Shaughnessy // Naro Pinosa (SPAIN) // Fiona Roberts (Australia) // Leigh Salgado // Mari Shimizu (Japan)

Marnie Spenser //  Theohuxxx // Linda Vallejo // Sandra Vista // Katherine Walsh