CURIO: GALLERY 825, LOS ANGELES: OCTOBER 30-DEC 3, 2021
Presented by Los Angeles Art Association
October 30-December 3, 2021
THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES CREATE THE WORLD
Allegory in art is when the subject, or various elements that form the artwork, is used to symbolize a deeper moral or spiritual meaning. It’s a genre that often regains popularity in decades of conflict. But while symbolism and narrative can have an immense power to illustrate ideas in ways that are easily digestible, understanding the imagery often requires that the viewer possess prior knowledge of complex references. Inspired by early Humanist’s studiolos, the Curio installation presents both paintings and symbols, asking viewers to create from them a narrative of their own making.
Kono uses old master techniques to create approachable imagery that layers subtle references and complex symbols to bridge the gap between US/THEM and NOW/THEN. By connecting emotionally to the fluidity of time and culture, we’re more capable of accepting and respecting differences and ultimately embracing change.
Opening reception: October 30, 10am - 5pm
When: October 30– December 3, 2021 by appointment
Where: Gallery 825,
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Admission: By appointment only. Masks required. Proof of vaccination required beginning November 4, 2021 as per Los Angeles health guidelines.