APPRO-PROPAGATION // Kala Art Gallery
Appro-propagation, curated by Mayumi Hamanaka features new work by 2015-2016 Kala Fellowship artists. The exhibition includes Takuji Hamanaka, Jamil Hellu, Lucy Puls, Ronny Quevedo, Neil Rivas, Leah Rosenberg, James Voller, and Christine Wong Yap. Kala Fellowships are awarded annually to a group of innovative artists working in printmaking, photography, book arts, installation, video and digital media.
Leah Rosenberg’s practice spans a range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, performance and food. During her residency at Kala, she created Color Separation (a 108 layer paint stack referencing Kala’s individual studio space and 108 silkscreen prints of those paint sheets) and Opportunities for Growth (a fifty layered screen print). Her work explores how color, form, flavor and arrangements affect human emotion through the process of accrual and layers, personifying how our experiences and memories accumulate.
With endless gratitude to Kala, in particular Archana Horsting, Yuzo Nakano, Carrie Hott, Paper Buck, Ben Engle, Andrea Voinot, and Mayumi Hamanaka; Kevin B. Chen and Genevieve Quick (jurors); Gary (install); photographers Sean (Jiajun Wang) and Ryan Whelan for documentation; Susan O’Malley (still inspiring me, especially here); Christine Wong Yap and Carissa Potter for continued collaboration.