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DIANE SILVER - SACRAMENT

Diane Silver, "Baptism" Detail, Exhibit: Sacrament, Coagula Curatorial

SEPT 5 - OCT 4

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 5
7-11PM


Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present Sacrament, an exhibition of new works by Diane Silver. The exhibit runs from Wednesday, September 2 thru Sunday, October 4th. Additionally, Coagula Curatorial will host an Artist talk with Diane Silver, art critic Peter Frank and gallerist Mat Gleason on Sunday, September 6th from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

In Sacrament, the artist explores the seven sacraments of Catholicism: from Baptism, Confession, Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction. In these abstract paintings, scale and texture play a role in communicating the artist's relationship with her catholic upbringing. No matter that the artist is a lapsed Catholic, these contemplative works are a joy for viewers of faith or in search of pure aesthetics. By avoiding illustration and rendering, Diane Silver delivers an experiential representation of the endless search for connecting with the divine

Los Angeles based artist, Diane Silver strives for purity by stripping conceptual forms to their essence. Her approach is to identify recurring themes in art and distill them using space, light and illusion. By utilizing binary code, a minimal palette and eliminating preciousness, the works are open and direct. Diane attended the MFA program at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), her work has been presented at LACMA, and she recently showed her work at the Dallas Art Fair.

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VIDEO LOUNGE:

KENT ANDERSON BUTLER - SACRED ENCOUNTERS

Kent Anderson Butler, "Sacred Encounters", Coagula Video Lounge, September 2015

SEPT 5 - OCT 4

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 5
7-11PM


Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present Sacred Encounters, the innaugural exhibit of its new video lounge, four new video works by multi-media artist Kent Anderson Butler.

Sacred Encounters is a series of four video art pieces, "Play", "Bathe", "Cleanse", and "Rest".

This series is based on the relationship between sacred space, landscape/environment, and the body. The soul is a seedbed for ideas, concepts and revelations. The religious philosopher Teilhard de Chardin once wrote, "Instead of regarding ourselves as human beings struggling to have some kind of spiritual experience, perhaps, we would consider the possibility that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. And the human experience, as we know, for better or worse, is lived in the body." 

Kent Anderson Butler is a Los Angeles based artist working in a variety of mediums including video installation, performance and photography. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: The International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Venezuela, Perform Chinatown- Los Angeles, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, Fringe Exhibitions – Los Angeles, Orange County Museum of Art, Cave Gallery- Brooklyn, NY, Photo Miami, Track 16 Gallery- Santa Monica, Carl Berg Projects-West Hollywood, Art Center College of Design, and Hunter College, NY. His video work is also in the video art libraries at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Fringe Exhibitions. 

In January 2012, The Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona presented a diverse exhibition featuring ten years of work by Kent Anderson Butler. 
The exhibition Titled: Embodied, was a selection of video works, still documentation and photography that the artist uses to explore his own body through mental and spiritual phenomena such as pain, pleasure, struggle, redemption, and restoration.