Martha Otero Gallery is pleased to present Alvaro Ilizarbe’s Surveying. For this exhibition, Ilizarbe showcases new paintings and a site-specific installation. He depicts landscape imagery on topographical tectonic plate shaped panels. The amorphous sculptural wall structures lead through a passageway of patterned wallpapers portraying the elements in the earth’s stratum.

Ilizarbe's monochromatic black ink paintings and interlocking patterns capturing the energy and abstract essence of terrain surrounding Los Angeles, while evoking literati paintings. The work relates to the geo-morphological process and the constant change in landform.

Following are a few images from the opening reception, however this is a stunning exhibition you really have to stop by and experience for in person.

-Amy Duran

Alvaro Ilizarbe
Martha Otero Gallery
Through September, 7th 2013