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Rele Gallery, Los Angeles is pleased to present ‘Reading Abstraction: The Space Between’, a group exhibition featuring the works of contemporary African artists Sedireng Mothibatsela, Agnes Waruguru, Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro and IyunOla Sanyaolu. The exhibition examines the diverse and layered use of abstraction; each of the artists uses various textures, mediums and acts of mark-making to engage in the transcendental act of space and world-making. The abstract space here is alive and constantly evolving, serving as both familiar and uncharted terrain.

‘Reading Abstraction: The Space Between’ imagines the abstract as both dynamic and specific,  a place of unfolding histories and modernities. A place of simultaneous interiority and exteriority. From the intimate to the impersonal, the exhibition explores the possibilities of abstract forms in creating new languages, philosophies and worlds unbound by – yet drawn from – material reality. Throughout the works, visual elements such as line, form, colour and texture become vehicles and sites for the creation and exploration of immersive worlds and narratives. ‘Reading Abstraction: The Space Between’ operates within the interstices and gaps between meaning, generating new ways of looking.

‘Reading Abstraction: The Space Between’ opens on the 5th of June 2021.

Download the exhibition catalogue here.

Book an appointment to view the exhibition here.

For more information on Rele Gallery: http://www.rele.co/

FEATURED IMAGE: IyunOla Sanyaolu, In self company V, 2021. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Rele Gallery.

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