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Curatorial Hub Uses Arcana Books as Their Outpost
June 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curatorial Hub is an online gallery featuring diverse and affordable works by well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond. To complement its cyberspace-seat at curatorialhub.com, a new exhibition series in a brick-and-mortar outpost will launch in June at Arcana: Books on the Arts! The first show will feature artists David P. Earle and Emily Joyce, with an opening reception on Sunday, June 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
These month-long exhibitions at Arcana will be cozy two-person joints curated by the artists along with C⚡H founder, Bettina Hubby. This partnership provides a space for artists to showcase their work, while also sparking conversation about the meaning of and the relationship between the physical and virtual worlds and how our lives now occupy both.
David P. Earle‘s altered books are both excavations and constructions. Unearthing buried histories, finding aesthetic concordances and building new narratives, Earle burrows wormholes through paper, splices together photographs, and removes text exploiting the flatness of the page to suggest a parallel universe contained between the covers.
Emily Joyce’s paintings and sculptures are investigations into the underlying structure of the physical world; its mysteries and mathematics. The formally rigorous geometry in her work is offset by a purposefully awkward or playful gesture designed to destabilize the viewer. Taking her cues from early abstractionists and the Surrealists, she transforms found patterns and objects into hybrid creations whose parts add up to a whole that is new and familiar at the same time.
The concept for Curatorial Hub was created by artist Bettina Hubby who generously devotes part of her own practice to collaboration and connection, both of which are central to this new venture that draws on her strengths of curating, collaborating, and poetic outreach. “Democratizing access to creative output benefits everyone. Curatorial Hub offers a clean and simple way to get works out into the world while giving artists an opportunity outside of the traditional gallery setting to create supplemental income between exhibitions and projects.”