Lisa Blas / After lost space(s) / Kai Matsumiya gallery / Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dear friends,

My exhibition "After lost space(s)" is now on view! Please join us for the closing reception on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Kai Matsumiya gallery.

The show is up for one week only, Tuesday, March 8 - Sunday, March 13, 2016, as part of special programming entitled "Don't Make A Scene". Further information on "Don't Make A Scene" via Interview Magazine.

I look forward to greeting you!

Installation image: Lisa Blas "After lost space(s)" / March 8, 2016 Photography: Brett Moen Courtesy: Kai Matsumiya / New York

Installation image: Lisa Blas "After lost space(s)" / March 8, 2016
Photography: Brett Moen
Courtesy: Kai Matsumiya / New York

After lost space(s) is a project in collage and an installation of painted baseboards and door frames within the three gallery spaces at Kai Matsumiya Gallery. The work takes its inspiration from Guy Mees, Corita Kent, and nineteenth century photographers such as Adolphe Braun, Anna Atkins and William Henry Fox Talbot, and sets the stage where color, activism and the study of botanical specimens meet one another in collage and painting. Constructed on the axis of Guy Mees’s ephemeral works on paper and painting of architectural borders, Verloren ruimte (lost space), the gallery spaces at Kai Matsumiya and their “framing” are activated, along with references to geographical spaces that have disappeared. Typographical fields and images on vellum are united via horizontal and vertical architectural fragments of color, visible from room to room. The highlighting of painted baseboards and door frames functions like a pause, a comma, where the jagged and abrupt changes in the gallery floor plan are pronounced and echoed throughout the content of the collages themselves.
— Lisa Blas 2016