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


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.

open studios winter 2013


Photos by Bianca D'Amico.

past event
Open Studios / The Wood Anniversary


January 20th, 2013, 3-9pm

Please join us for Open Studios with the Elephant artists-in-residence:

Astri Swendsrud
Bianca D'Amico
David P. Earle
Jason Kunke
Matt MacFarland
Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg

And a group exhibition in the gallery, "The Wood Anniversary," featuring:

Cathy Akers
Danielle Adair
D. Jean Hester
Jen Bruce
Julia Brown
Kiki Johnson
Louisa Van Leer
Paul Schuette
Wendy Gilmartin

As always, BBQ and drinks in the backyard! Feel free to bring more food to grill & drinks to drink.

View the facebook invite here.

Greg Curtis
Caleb Jones Lyons

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Photos by Bianca D'Amico.