Sonce Alexander Gallery is proud to present A Sky with Edges featuring the works of Rema Ghuloum.
Rema Ghuloum extracts evocative response from her surroundings, referencing subjective impulses or objects in her studio. Her eccentric brushstrokes lead the viewer into a journey of subtle colors and fascinating boundaries. A Sky with Edges features her most recent work, paintings and sculptures that explore spatial density with various textures and elevated softness.
“My everyday experience of noticing informs my process of making. I respond directly to my external and internal environment, which in most cases is reflective of my studio and its surroundings. The ways in which one sees, absorbs and recalls an experience is fascinating. I consider how this can be translated and transformed through painting.”
- Rema Ghuloum
Pieces for Days (2015), with its vibrant colors and blending edges, suggests an expansive landscape permeated with personal nostalgia and memory. The thinly layered surface allows the viewer to be absorbed within a world of transformation: a space alternating between abstraction and representation.
“I paint aspects of these arrangements from observation and memory. I imagine zooming into the painted construction(s) – close enough to create a world that exists between form and space, oscillating between abstraction and representation.”
- Rema Ghuloum, EasyReaderNews
Ghuloum openly experiments with Giorgio Morandi’s process and Édouard Vuillard’s spatial concerns. Her most recent work questions the concepts of form and space and investigates how atmosphere is found in the analytical qualities of her painted constructions. The surfaces of Ghuloum’s work reveal a conscientious process that ruptures the boundaries of shape and form.
Rema Ghuloum received her MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2010) and BFA from California State University, Long Beach (2007). Select exhibitions include: Cue Foundation; New Wight Gallery (UCLA); George Lawson Gallery; Triple Base Gallery; Gallery 479 (UCSB); Worth Ryder Gallery (UC Berkeley) and University Art Museum (CSULB). Ghuloum is a recipient of the Esalen Pacifica Prize (2012); Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2010); Max L. Gatov Award (2007) and CSULB Merit Award (2007).
Opening: September 5 | 6 - 8pm
September 5 – October 17, 2015
Pieces for Days, 2015, Oil on Canvas