Immanent Domain, a group exhibition of works by eight painters, will be presented at the Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, April 23 through May 28.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.
Curated by Allen Tombello, the exhibition is inspired by Andrew Ballantyne’s essay on the writing of Deleuze and Guattari in which “immanence and transcendence are discussed in terms of a bounded field whipped by wind,” a gallery spokesperson says.
A brief twister moves across the field, rippling the grass and voiding the trees of leaves, then dissipating. From the immanent perspective, the change that occurred in the constitution of the field comes from within the bounded field; from the transcendent perspective, the change arrives from without, the gallery spokesperson said.
“In terms of painting, then, an immanent perspective deals with the painting as an object, as a thing in itself and a space from which can be wrested form and change; it creates of the canvas a stage on which an artist performs or is at least aware of his or herself as both performer and audience,” the spokesperson said.
Artists included in the exhibit are Joshua Aster, Benjamin Britton, Mara De Luca, Spencer Lewis, Anne McCaddon, Allison Miller, Bill Saylor and Tyler Vlahovich.
Tombello is an artist, designer and curator living and working in Los Angeles. He has had exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York and is currently represented by Carl Berg Gallery.
Arena 1 is an exhibition space founded by Santa Monica Art Studios directors Yossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin, and based in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.
Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Information, (310) 397-7456, www.santamonicaartstudios.com.