past exhibition
A Narrative Paradise
Recent work by Kate Allen, Carey Garris and Joana Roberto
02.02.2013

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A Narrative Paradise
Recent work by Kate Allen, Carey Garris and Joana Roberto

February 2 - 23, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday, February 2nd, 7-10pm

Elephant is pleased to present A Narrative Paradise, an exhibition of new work by Kate Allen, Carey Garris, and Joana Roberto. The exhibition deals with the merits and inadequacies of human reliance on storytelling. Allen's and Garris’ paintings address the subconscious impact historical narratives have on the self. Roberto’s video turns dilapidated architecture into the main character of a story about desire and loss. All three artists believe in the meaningfulness and futility of attempting to encompass experience in language. Their work is a memoriam that gives recognition to information lost while acknowledging that all information cannot be understood.

Accompanying the exhibition is a transcript of a recent conversation that took place between the artists. In it they readily endeavor to illustrate the issue of being limited by language.

Allen, Garris, and Roberto met while receiving their MFAs from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, England in 2010. All have exhibited their work internationally. This is their first exhibition in Los Angeles.