For Blak Kanvas, creating multiple pieces at a time is an ideal vibe. It allows for varying ideas to flourish gracefully and freely without interruption. Some guests inquired about the faint images in the background of the paintings-
From the artist:
"Often, multiple pieces are layered beneath the final submission. Surfaces can be perceived as two dimensional with hidden phrases and inconsistent patterns. If I am only working on one painting, then all 22 of my ideas land on a single canvas- so sometimes when I stare too long, I begin to paint over or add things until I feel complete with my piece."
The evening was casual. Gabriel and Juliana, the curators and organizers at Stay Gallery were a big help and extended every resource to allow for a smooth opening ceremony. As guests captured moments and viewed the pieces with regard, Blak Kanvas frequently stopped to engage with guests to ask questions, laugh, and greet.
The genuine support from friends, family, and fans was felt. Hugs were given as well as hearty smiles. Guests took their time to watch and enjoy themselves.
Around 10:00p two short films by Blak Kanvas were debuted; A Really Quick Short and A Really Quick Short Part II. The shorts stitched together words and images from different moments captured candidly. Part II included two original poems by Isabella Portis that were eloquently read by she, herself. Both films have been published onto Youtube and are available to view at your leisure. The evening commenced with four newly painted pieces, two short films, and the remainder of the wine provided by Novacane Bar.
From the artist:
"Wow. What feelings of gratitude. Opening ceremony to “The Other,” was so thrilling. A big thank you to Stay Gallery for the opportunity to showcase within their space. Two short films were debuted and all new pieces were created for this experience."
A Really Quick Short, Film youtu.be/GVP2yDhYdj4
Stay Gallery staygallery.org/
Novacane Bar www.yelp.com/biz/novacane-sports-bar-and-grill-los-angeles