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Recap: Refraction ~ The Well

11:07 AM PST on January 22, 2014

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Some of the more interesting creators in the world of L.A. Graffiti, FISHE, SINER, and DREYE put together a show that many will remember last weekend in Downtown Los Angeles at the Well.  Black and white imagery connected three diverse styles into a cohesive whole that explored minimalism, maximalism, spaces in between. It's always challenging to move graffiti into a gallery experience and this was one show that succeeded both in terms of presentation, and the artwork itself. -ED. 

All photos by Erwin Recinos.

The show is actually the tail end of a year long campaign (SURVIVE) envisioned by James Whitcomb Riley of Supervivere Design. Due to the momentum of SURVIVE, REFRACTION was created for Los Angeles. From the curatorial statement:

REFRACTION balances the distinctively raw aesthetics, but complementary works of each artist. What emerges is a continuous visual identity that both provokes and subdues the senses. The result is unfiltered and illuminated. “Upon meditation, the ascending trajectory of SURVIVE forced a realization manifested in a new medium; a new year, with new art, in the origin of it all.”

Check out the series of microdocumentaries that chronicle the SURVIVE exhibition which included ZES, SINER, FISHE, DREYE, ARBE, KYLE THOMAS, and NATHAN SMITH:

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