Apropos l’Hiver at Bel Ami

Artists: Soshiro Matsubara, Walter Robinson, Louise Sartor, George Stoll

Exhibition title: Apropos l’Hiver

Venue: Bel Ami, Los Angeles, US

Date: September 8 – 30, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Bel Ami, Los Angeles

L’hiver de l’amour – a proposition in 1994 Paris

that which happens now – which is not to be imagined, but grabbed, recalled – ways of being, a season, all the transformative hours as moment

how to cross winter – before the great polystyrene cold of the Fin de siècle – the more we condemn the now the more we must be in love with it

the affirmative capitalism big love moment about more, more networks, more materials, more knowledge, more bodies – yet the past two decades – precariousness readmitting significance to affective, emotional, labor – with little escapism

I could relate to the fluidities of early modernist bohemian worlds – as well as in the hippie community worlds – where you had a blanket that was a coat that could go anywhere with you – till it fell apart

the zenith in the career of a garter is generally in the loosening – not the fastening of it

to thaw the love frozen over – less romance of companionship – more a fear of its loss

to become more transparent – to reduce the elements and to go in the direction of doing things slowly – to have more moments when nothing is happening – if the mention is that of a climate and thus of a perceptible sensibility, surely our style must be thoug

ht of as a possibility – that which might happen, then, afterwards

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

George Stoll, Untitled (wall inset white toilet paper roll, hung backwards), 1997, wood, enamel, silk chiffon, acrylic and copper, 22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3/8 in (out from wall) / 57 x 19 x 1 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (wall inset white toilet paper roll, hung backwards), 1997, wood, enamel, silk chiffon, acrylic and copper, 22 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3/8 in (out from wall) / 57 x 19 x 1 cm

Walter Robinson, Gina, 2015, acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 in / 27.6 x 35.4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss II, 2017, oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood, 9 1/2 x 12 in / 24 x 30.5 cm

Louise Sartor, happy, 2017, stickers on cardboard, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 in / 9 x 14 cm

Walter Robinson, Some Mischief Still, 2017, acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 in / 30 x 23 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (hanging Valentine’s day bowl), 2008, plaster, cheese-cloth, spackle and alkyd, 10 x 10 x 3 3/4 in / 25.5 x 25.5 x 9.5 cm

Walter Robinson, Death and the Body, 2015, acrylic on paper, 9 x 12 in / 23 x 30 cm

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Walter Robinson, Lands End English Lavender, 2017, acrylic on paper, 14 x 11 in / 35.4 x 27.6 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss I, 2017, oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood, 9 1/2 x 12 in / 24 x 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss III, 2017, oil and acrylic on linen mounted on wood, 10 x 11 3/4 in / 25 x 32 cm

Louise Sartor, Pulmonaires, 2017, gouache on paper, ribbon, metal clip, 6 x 6 in / 15 x 15 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (New year’s eve: 2 streamers, orange and aqua), 2002, brass, primer, alkyd and string, 53 x 7 x 1 in / 135 x 18 x 2.5 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (New year’s eve: 2 streamers, orange and aqua), 2002, brass, primer, alkyd and string, 53 x 7 x 1 in / 135 x 18 x 2.5 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (New year’s eve: 2 streamers, orange and aqua), 2002, brass, primer, alkyd and string, 53 x 7 x 1 in / 135 x 18 x 2.5 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (New year’s eve: 2 streamers, orange and aqua), 2002, brass, primer, alkyd and string, 53 x 7 x 1 in / 135 x 18 x 2.5 cm

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

George Stoll, Untitled (wooden lights: stars and dots), 2017, plywood, spackle gesso, alkyd, jewelry wire, jewelry findings and painted wooden dowels , 87 x 52 x 6 in / 221 x 132 x 15 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (wooden lights: stars and dots), 2017, plywood, spackle gesso, alkyd, jewelry wire, jewelry findings and painted wooden dowels , 87 x 52 x 6 in / 221 x 132 x 15 cm

George Stoll, Untitled (wooden lights: stars and dots), 2017, plywood, spackle gesso, alkyd, jewelry wire, jewelry findings and painted wooden dowels , 87 x 52 x 6 in / 221 x 132 x 15 cm

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

Walter Robinson, Katya, 2015, acrylic on paper, 14 x 11 in /  35.4 x 27.6 cm

Apropos l’Hiver, 2017, exhibition view, Bel Ami, Los Angeles

George Stoll, Untitled (garland remnant), 2004, wire, aluminum foil and mylar, 11 x 8 x 1 1/2 in / 28 x 20 x 4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Lovers (Oskar Kokoschka & Alma Mahler) III, 2017, acrylic on wood, carved wood, 50 1/2 x 33 3/4 in / 128 x 86 cm

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