Sneak Peek: “Ground Control” – Opening March 20th

23 Feb

5790projects is thrilled to announce its second quarterly pop-up group exhibition, Ground Control, featuring five unrepresented LA-based artists working in the medium of painting, sculpture, and installation. Engaged with notions of space, the artists in Ground Control interpret and challenge various physical and conceptual landscapes through bodily and psychological navigation of our environments.

In a society dominated by domain names and high-rise apartment buildings, space has become increasingly theoretical. Oftentimes, invisible or political factors shape our perception of territory and assorted realms, and prescribe a highly personal human experience. The historically analogous correlation between space and power has adapted to our prodigal lifestyle, and has become a relationship manifested in visual and psychological dominance.

5790projects focuses on providing an exhibition platform for emerging artists based in Los Angeles. Through a combination of selected artist submissions and invitations, the entity curates local pop-up and hosted exhibitions throughout Southern California. The artists included in Ground Control encompass a diverse miscellany of practice and exhibition history. Sarah Awad graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (CA) and has since exhibited in Rotterdam, Chicago, Miami, and Seattle. Philip Espinoza (CA) will graduate from Claremont Graduate University this fall. Michelle Carla Handel (CA) studied at Claremont Graduate University, and has been included in shows at WEEKEND Gallery, Durden & Ray, and California State University, Long Beach. Dylan Palmer (CA) graduated from RISD (RI), and has been shown at the Torrance Art Museum (CA), Santa Ana College Art Gallery (CA), and POST (CA), among others. Aili Schmeltz conducted her graduate studies at the University of Arizona (AZ) and is the 2009 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She has also exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (DC), Torrance Art Museum (CA) and the Hammer Museum (CA), among others.

For more information on the artists included in this exhibition, please email

Pop-Up exhibition Courtesy Design Loves Art at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.

Opening Reception: March 20th, 5-8:30pm

On view through March 23rd, 2012


Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B208

West Hollywood, CA 90069

p 714.783.8310



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