Boîte Noire Gallery and 4 Art Management are pleased to present a special exhibition featuring two new bodies of work by Javiera Estrada entitled: Pillars of Creation and In the Bedroom. An opening reception will be held at the Pacific Design Center (Space B222) Thursday, September 17th from 5-9:30 PM. The works will be on view through November 6th, 2015.
Pillars of Creation is a photograph of the interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula some 7,000 light years from Earth. It is a place where stars are born and simultaneously eroding by the light of nearby stars. Almost every element of earth was formed at the heart of a star. Our bodies are remnants from the bursting of these beautiful crystals of light. Javiera Estrada’s fascination and study of astrology, metaphysics and quantum physics has been influential in her life and her creative process. This new series is an exploration of consciousness and the ever expanding world of the universe within. Magical worlds are created through the explosions of ink in water. Through the negative space, vibrant textures emerge organically. Similar to life, each image is a mystery unfolding, only to be revealed in the present moment. According to the artist: “Like the empty space in the galaxy, I’ve been dying and rebirthing out of darkness into the light of new beginnings”.
In the Bedroom, is an intimate perspective of the space between the subconscious dreamworld and fantasy. Portrayed through the feminine archetype, this personal journey is a kaleidoscopic explosion of color and imagination interwoven and juxtaposed in the stillness of the environment.
The creative process of In The Bedroom is a unique multi-layered technique producing an original one of a kind piece. All photographs are shot on film with the use of a medium format camera. The image is then printed and displayed in view for the collage to take form. The “dream” is revealed through the patience of time and the collection of imagery. Vintage and modern illustrations are layered between acrylic sheets, arranged and re-arranged multitudinously until the finality of the piece is revealed. This subliminal expedition can take anywhere from a few days up to a few months. Occasionally due to the anomaly of dreams, the absence of vision leaves a frame void of all imagination. The artistic intention derives not from cerebral contemplation but from the undercurrent of a sentimental world.
Javiera Estrada was born in Mexico and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied photography at Santa Monica College. Upon graduation, Javiera founded the artist collective Cathexis, a collaborative group for artists and photographers. They went on to produce numerous exhibitions throughout the city of Los Angeles. Javiera has also exhibited in over 25 gallery shows including the Silent Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery and the Robert Berman Gallery. Recently Javiera exposed her series Salt + Sea at the Laemlee Theatres along with her experimental film.
4 Art Management is a full service artist management company specializing in street art and fine art. Committed to excellence in artist branding and exhibition curation for the most cutting-edge art influencers in Los Angeles, the company was founded by Lisa Falcone, owner of 4AM Gallery and current art editor of Treats!Magazine.
Boîte Noire Gallery is a contemporary art gallery showcasing international artists in Los Angeles. The gallery was founded by Gregory Bernard, a French-born entrepreneur promoting and producing artists in film (Quentin Dupieux), fashion (Olympia Le Tan), and the visual arts.