Edition One Hundred is pleased to present Simple Truths, a two-month exhibition curated by Kana Manglapus of Kana Manglapus Projects and Cat Jimenez featuring the works of eight artists: Kwaku Alston, Lyndie Berenson, Max Chow, Ghada Khunji, Gabrielle Revere, Claire Rosen, Adam Secore and Molly Surno.
“When one explores the notion of Simple Truths, one has to recognize pure emotions,” says co-curator Kana Manglapus. “This is what Simple Truths means to me – basic, pure, raw.” The simplicity of an idea, a comfort, an experience, “things that make us smile, make life meaningful, and give us a purpose” explains Kana. Founder Cat Jimenez adds, “whether it’s through Claire Rosen’s stuffed animals that brought comfort to some child at one point, or Lyndie Berenson’s image of a profound, yet simple message scrawled upon a rock, these images compel you to pause, and consider”. Some of the images purport a sense of solitude, but not isolation, as showcased in Surno’s Polaroid of a family playing on the beach. Max Chow’s image creates a humorous moment, likened to an image by Elliott Erwitt who found the absurdity in everyday life. Ghada Khunji’s portrait of a young boy and his goat is penetrating and raw. There is a correlation between these images that invites one to consider self, spirit, connections to others, and to nature, as evidenced in both Kwaku Alston and Adam Secore’s scenic, poetic moments. Jimenez further explains “Simple Truths is an opportunity to explore the importance of connections to the tangible and to the abstract.”
All Simple Truths prints within this Edition One Hundred series will go on sale March 1st 2011 at http://www.editiononehundred.com.
About Edition One Hundred
Designed to provide beautifully produced art and photography at prices within reach, Edition One Hundred is a gallery without walls; open twenty-four hours a day in any time zone around the globe. Each artist’s work is printed in an exclusive edition of 100. With rare exceptions, each print sells for $100. All prints are signed by the artist and come with a certificate of authenticity. Edition One Hundred will contribute 10% from the sale of every print to the charity or cause of each artist’s choosing.
About the Curators
Kana Manglapus, of Kana Manglapus Projects has been an active bi-coastal presence within the art and design community. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, Kana was the director of Milk Gallery in Downtown Manhattan where she oversaw all events and the representation of burgeoning talent. During her tenure at Milk, she conceptualized Section Urbaine, a lifestyle retail concept that fused the world of fashion, art and design. After her departure from Milk gallery, she opened Bahay Home, an interior design gallery in the flourishing Culver City area. In 2009, she began representing fine artists for gallery exhibitions and private sales in Los Angeles, New York and Internationally. In 2011, Kana opened Kana Manglapus Projects at 1346 Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice, CA.
Cat Jimenez, founder of Edition One Hundred, is currently the Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, a position she has held since 2005. The Lucie Foundation’s mission is three tiered: to honor master photographers; to discover and cultivate emerging talent; and to promote the appreciation of photography through various programs, which Jimenez has spearheaded during her tenure. In 2009, Ms. Jimenez and Lucie Foundation founder Hossein Farmani co-founded the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), an annual month-long celebration of the still image on the left coast. MOPLA’s mission is to create a comprehensive, citywide, collaborative effort that brings together media partners, galleries, institutions and museums in celebration of the photographic form.
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