Dreamhaus LA Explores Hidden Truths in "Belly of the Beast" Exhibition

New paintings and sculptural works by emerging West Coast artists.

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Running concurrently with Frieze LA is a dynamic group exhibition helmed by Mike Reesé of the emerging artist collective and creative studio Dreamhaus LA. Titled “Belly of The Beast,” the forthcoming presentation will feature select new paintings and sculptural works from fellow West Coast multi-media artists Al-Baseer Holly, Cristina Martinez, and Nikkolas Mohammed.

One of the highlights of the show is Mohammed’s mixed-media work entitled Murder Mamis. The figurative piece features an intricate composition made using found objects, textiles, and oil on canvas. A hand-painted vest is also meticulously positioned in its own silhouette cut-out, creating a modular effect that offers viewers two modes of observation.

“The works selected are threaded together by their presence of ‘hidden truths’ that resonate beyond their resolved surfaces and aesthetic qualities,” said Dreamhaus LA to HYPEBEAST. “There is a clear dismissal of socio-political narrative within the curation to place the viewer in the vortex of the moment to affect an absence of thought and inherent connectivity of souls.”

View select works to go on show and visit Dreamhaus LA’s website to view more projects. “Belly of The Beast” will run through February 14-15 at the address provided below.

For more mixed-media work, check out Ai Weiwei’s collaborative installation with HORNBACH that was made using high-visibility safety jackets.

“Belly of The Beast”
1325 Palmetto St.
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Shooting Stars Woven Tapestry 60 in. x 80 in. Edition of 75 Available on mikereesé.com The subject is attrition. A tale of both misfortune and triumph. A rust & patina of information to signify a life that has endured time and all its internal and external conditions. It says a lot to stand firm in the flames of adversity and pain. This work was made with the intention to explore how form and content of two separate works of art can intersect and evolve by shifting process, medium and function. It’s an object that I honestly made for myself, to remind me that even in my moments of rest I never can lose sight of the fight. Tapestries have a lineage of storytelling, this is just a story I want to communicate and share. my new CASPER mattress and all the great REST it’s provided me has inspired this release.

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