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February 21, 2010, 11:27 pm
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Air Sculptures, the Grid, Space, and Beyond…New Los Angeles Gallery Muzeumm Presents Daring New Mixed Media Paintings and Sculpture by Tilghman Branner, March 12 to April 16, 2010

One thing is clear to all who step into Muzeumm, a new art gallery that opened in October 2009 in L.A.’s West Adams district: I’ve stepped into another world.

That’s the type of reaction this daring new art space generates with its newest exhibition of work, Introspective by artist Tilghman Branner, opening March 12, 2010. Muzeumm Founder/Director Mishelle Moross explains; “Tilghman’s work takes the familiar and turns it into something exotic. It’s alive and bold while inducing child-like inquisitiveness. This body of work beautifully executes the visual parallels between micro-organisms and outer-space to reveal a stimulating relationship that human beings shouldn’t live without.”

In Introspective, Tilghman Branner’s mixed-media work is up to the task. Branner begins with, in the artist’s own words, “light and shapes and form and weight…and absence of weight”. Her paintings play out as hyper real snapshots of camouflage in nature, while the sedated fuzz of Branner’s TV set sculpture turns space junk into another refraction of light, sound and shape. A series of incredibly dense bronze castings establish a point of reference for the show’s featherweight, paper and gauze air-sculptures.

Central to all of the work in Introspective are two themes: first, is the concept of a grid – be it spiritual, spatial or technological – that binds all things; and second, is a vessel-like formal structure that Branner asserts one encounters repeatedly, “in outer space, under a microscope, in spores—forming and dropping and reforming.” These themes interplay with one another throughout the work in the show, mapping out an unmistakable internal grid of their very own.

Introspective – Mixed Media Paintings and Sculpture by Tilghman Branner – opens on March 12, 2010, 7pm, at Muzeumm. It runs until April 16, 2010.

4811 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Gallery Hours: 11:00am to 7:00pm, Tuesday-Friday; by appointment Saturday-Monday


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