LOS ANGELES—Arthur Sarkissian’s exhibition is a rare opportunity to view many of the famed artist’s finest works at the 1927 Gallery in The Fine Arts Building in downtown Los Angeles. The opening reception will be held on March 11 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., in connection with the Downtown Art Walk. The exhibition will remain on display through April 2.
Sarkissian’s works point to the past and bridge a gap between the then and now, the past and present. He juxtaposes old photographs, letters, and pictures with vivid colors and metaphors of our present times. His works are culturally and historically saturated. His process includes several layers of silkscreen, brush strokes, and spatula applied paint.
Peter Frank expressed in Sarkissian’s 2006 catalogue: “Above all, Sarkissian’s is an art of transition, a demonstration of the flow of human experience from the felt to the known, from the intuited to the studied, and back again. Sarkissian’s paintings are at once wholes and sums of parts, and they “talk” to us in several visual languages at once.”
Each creation tells a personal and universal story. Allow yourself to explore and discover Sarkissian’s works at the historic Fine Arts Building, 811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. For more information call Caroline Lais-Tufenkian 818-288-4635.