The Exhibition is
comprised of artists, creating with a common theme based on the
principal ideas of Excessivism. It
reflects upon and examines this aspect of life through multiple
visual art forms such as paintings, sculptures, and
So Called "Excessivists"
express themselves by reflecting and examining the excesses
in capitalist systems. Given their diverse backgrounds and
genres, these artists work independently and their visions
conspicuously converge into a common theme – Excessivism.
Initiative forges a communal direction to a phenomenon, which reflects
society’s attitude towards material values. While millions of
people across the globe go on living malnourished and at the
edge of survival, these artists examine and reflect the
excessively generous use of resources in contemporary
There are twenty-one artists,
whose works are presented in this exhibition: Brett Baker,
Christophe Baudson, Andrew Dadson, Ian Davenport, Jonas Etter,
Kaloust Guedel, Don Harger, Zhu Jinshi, Fabian Marcacio, Roxy
Paine, Scott Richter, Samvel Saghatelian, Elizabeth Sheppell,
Michael Toenges, Michael Villarreal, Danh Vō, Cullen Washington
Jr., Brigid Watson, Leslie Wayne, Ai Weiwei and Zadik Zadikian.
Many will be presented on screen due to logistics.
As defined in the Oxford Dictionaries, Capitalism is
an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and
industry are controlled by private owners for profit…”.
In the consumerist, social structure there is a mechanism that
encourages constant expansion of limits to realize continual
growth of profit. According to a doctrine known as Determinism
"...all events including human actions and choices are fully
determined by preceding events and states of affairs, and so
that freedom of choice is illusory", as published in Collins
Dictionary. And the society is imposed to function as a reliable
producer of excess, the lubricant of the capitalist engine.
L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex
650A S. Ave. 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Gallery hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday - Sunday
Contact: Pranay Reddy