Artist Curated Projects “Two Halves”

Farrah Karapetian - I believe the title is "The Kitchen and its Negative" Big old warning here: I've no idea what Karapetian and Messineo will be showing at ACP so I'm curating my own online exhibition (so to speak) and working under the assumption that if you're reading this you'll probably go to the show. Karapetian links will be to various pages on her site.

Farrah Karapetian - I believe the title is "The Kitchen and its Negative" Big old warning here: I've no idea what Karapetian and Messineo will be showing at ACP so I'm curating my own online exhibition (so to speak) and working under the assumption that if you're reading this you'll probably go to the show. Karapetian links will be to various pages on her site.

Artist Curated Projects “Two Halves” work by Farrah Karapetian and RJ Messineo. This edition of ACP is hosted by Calvin Phelps and Clay Russell at their home. 3747 Latrobe Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Reception is Thursday, Nov 4 from 5 to 8 PM. The show is open by appointment through Nov 14.

Showing work in a home is tricky. That these two artists each make architectural disruption and investigation part of of their practice has me excited to see what they do for the show.

I think of Messineo’s sculptures and paintings, they often resemble building bits laden with history and with possibilities for personal memory. Her work seems to invite my investment of personal feeling. That invitation intrigues me. My interior monologue goes something like this, “Is my emotional response to this work (and by extension other paintings) coming from an assumption I hold of artistic intent that really doesn’t exist? What happens to this work when I let it be, when I ask what it wants me to see?”

It’s 1 PM, lunch is over. More later.

RJ Messineo, image 3 from her site. In point of fact "curating" is a rather grandiose term for the grabbing of images I'm doing. I'm sort of having fun though.

RJ Messineo, image 3 from her site. In point of fact "curating" is a rather grandiose term for the grabbing of images I'm doing. I'm sort of having fun though.

Farrah Karapetian "Strawberry Blonde" Link to the "Targets" page of her site.

Farrah Karapetian "Strawberry Blonde" Link to the "Targets" page of her site.

RJ Messineo, image 1 from her site. Link to "News and Links" page on her site.

RJ Messineo, image 1 from her site. Link to "News and Links" page on her site.

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