Of dignified wallflowers hanging in anticipation, comforted by anonymity, contemplating identity, their ephemeral revelations bestride bloom and wilt. Inspirited by “floriography,” the Victorian practice articulating complex sentiments and often socially unacceptable messages, Ariane Vielmetter corresponds in floral language in her investigation of the fallen and vanished perspicacious female minds throughout arts and literature. Vielmetter uncovers an alternate history validating lineages and credibility to identify with and build on. In Blue Violets, the violet is used as the motif to survey certain acts of disappearances and camouflage. The various implications and representations of the fragile flower are mindfully fabricated in drawings, repurposed ephemera, textiles, repeated patterns, and floral prints. (KG). arianevielmetter.com

White violets, 2015, Gesso, watercolor, and watercolor pencil on paper, 18” x 12”

Floral arrangement, 2015, Mixed media, Approx. 30” x 30”

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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