introducing featured artists
Oculus Gallery is pleased to announce our Featured Artists program. Featured Artists will present selected work by various emerging and mid-career artists whose work we admire or feel is underrepresented and aims to allow our network of local and international emerging artists to digitally showcase their work and gain exposure regardless of location. Featured Artists will also act as an experimental space for Oculus Gallery to engage with work normally outside our wheelhouse and we will take an irreverent approach to curating this program. Some work will also be available to view by appointment at our Los Angeles studio.
Our first Featured Artist is June Kim, best known for her performative photographs and videos of herself and her wolf-like dogs.
Click above to see available work and learn more.
Nimai Kesten Semi-Finalist in Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
Oculus Gallery -represented artist Nimai Kesten's artwork "Monochromatic America" has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series - a search to discover the next great class of emerging visual artists from North America.
"Monochromatic America" is an acid-etched, mirrored glass diptych created in 2015 by Los Angeles-based artist Nimai Kesten. The work explores issues of power, identity, justice and race in society. Its mirrored surface allows the viewer to see themselves and reflect on their relationship with the current American context.
The work will be judged by a panel at an upcoming exhibition event in Los Angeles along with the other regional semi-finalists on October 22, 2018 to determine the finalists. Finalists will present their artwork at SCOPE Miami Beach this December.
Stay tuned for details regarding the Los Angeles exhibition.
Vote for "Monochromatic America" for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series People's Choice Award below.