Arrangements in Undertone

Pomona College, February 2 - March 3, 2017

Press Release

Cirilo Domine
Gala Porras-Kim
Mercedes Teixido
Ariane Vielmetter
Trevor Wilson

Arrangements are composed by bringing sometimes disparate sources together into one piece to create a unified whole. Works by artists in this exhibition were selected based upon an interest in each of their individual practices and a shared sensitivity experienced in their works. The mediums they use vary but the connective tissue is embedded in drawing: thread in fabric; graphite rubbings from limestone reliefs on paper; pen, ink and gauche on paper scroll; watercolor and charcoal on paper dyed with onion skin; and graphite on paper. There is a soft and subtle feeling articulated by the assembling of these works, a kind of visual poetry of line, texture, shape and pattern that when combined result in a somewhat pensive mood.

Cirilo Domine received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited at DeepRiver, Artist Curated Projects with Mak Center at the Schindler House, and the Huntington Botanical Gardens. Domine’s cartographic, textile pieces oscillate between the macro and micro, evoking the impermanence of borders and permeability of boundaries.

Gala Porras-Kim completed a BA in Art and Latin American studies as well as her MA in Latin American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. She has exhibited For Prospective Rock/Artifact Projection and The Mute Object and Ancient Stories of Today at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles. Porras-Kim’s work was featured in the exhibition Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only at the Hammer Museum. Her work explores undeciphered writing systems, and by reimagining and reframing them, she challenges the acquired value and meaning of artefactual art outside of its original context.

Mercedes Teixido received her BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Arizona. She is an Associate Professor at Pomona College where she teaches drawing. She has exhibited work at the Bushel Arts Collective, Delhi, New York and performed Perfect Strangers a week of performances in Hamilton, New York and Colgate University organized by Machine Project. Teixido’s watercolor and collage work combines investigation of abstract pattern and color, while her Drawing Machine performances allow her to engage with individuals and improvisational techniques for creating visual language.

Ariane Vielmetter completed her BA at University of California, Los Angeles, and her MFA at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Visitor Welcome Center, Commonwealth & Council, Eastside International, and Marine Contemporary in Los Angeles. Vielmetter explores realism through the lens of still life and trompe l’oeil painting traditions, and the writings that often accompany her drawings weave together personal narratives with art-historical and literary source material in an effort to understand what distinguishes genius from anonymity.

Trevor Wilson received his BFA in fine arts from Otis College of Art and Design. He designed and managed projects in architectural glass since 1998 at WRW Studio before moving his work to Trevor Wilson Studio in 2015. His graphite drawings were exhibited at Bushel, Delhi, New York. Wilson’s glass work and graphite drawings create a geometric circuit which explores how gridded pattern and light create space.