2009 Analia Saban, “Light Breaks Out of Prism” (September 12th - October 10th, 2009)
Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Reception for the Artist: Saturday September 12, 2009 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thomas Solomon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist ANALIA SABAN. This is Saban’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, and opens the 2009-2010 season at Cottage Home. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 12, 2009 with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 PM.
Analia Saban works in flat and sculptural media to debunk the mysteries associated with contemporary art. The artist’s secrets – be they of production or concept – are laid bare in her new translucent works in acrylic on canvas and thermo-formed polyethylene terephthalate sculpture. Taking clichés of painting as a point of departure, (still life, landscape and portrait,) she denies the viewer’s desire to assign meaning to the images. Rather than making paintings per se, Saban uses a four-color separation process to create unique single color layers (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) that she affixes to both primed and unprimed canvases. This process takes fundamental color theory to a physical level. For instance, she overlaps a layer of translucent yellow and a layer of translucent blue to create the illusion of green. The works then, result in a hybrid between Painting and Printmaking, and Painting and Sculpture. Saban aims to use simplified materials and processes to eliminate the mystery associated with artistic production and reveal the complex simplicity of image and form with color and light.
Analia Saban was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was educated at Loyola University, New Orleans (BFA 2001) and University of California, Los Angeles (MFA 2005). Recent solo exhibitions include Kim Light Gallery/Lightbox (2005); Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (2009, 2007); Galerie Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany (2007); ESSO Gallery, New York City (2007); and LINCART, San Francisco (2005). A 2009 recipient of the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, Saban lives and works in Venice, California.