The Breeder is pleased to present “Even the stars in the sky are a mess”, Ariana Papademetropoulos’ first solo show with the gallery.
Ariana Papademetropoulos’ works depict an old Hollywood glamour through an architectural realism, as she paints watercolours reimagined from photographs she takes, in order to interrogate how reality can toy with our perception. The association between emotions and space plays a major role in the creation of her large scale dreamy paintings. Large watermarks divide her compositions, evoking an alternate dimension where multiple realities seem to interact, creating intricate narratives. The LA aesthetic that rules her work, also underlines the cult of domesticity as a hallucinatory fantasy that Ariana Papademetropoulos aims to explore. Her works include painting, video and installations.
The Breeder Gallery is inaugurating a new way of artistic approach, by giving the visitor the opportunity to get in touch with the production phase of the artwork. In that way, the gallery will host Ariana Papademetropoulos in a creative open studio space inside the gallery. Visitors will be able to follow the creation of the work, discuss with the creator, and be part of the whole process till the final act, as they become contributors to the artistic reflection, which leads to the completion of the work. Ariana Papademetropoulos will welcome the public in her gallery studio until the exhibition opening.
Ariana Papademetropoulos (b. 1990 Pasadena, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and is of Greek and Argentinean descent. Papademetropoulos completed her BFA at California Institute of the Arts in 2012 with a minor in Cultural Studies and also studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She has since had three solo exhibitions in Los Angeles: Wallflower at the Orgy at SADE in 2015, Wonderland Avenue at MAMA in 2016 and The Man Who Saved a Dog from an Imaginary Fire at Wilding Cran in 2017. In 2017 she curated Revenge of the Crystal at SADE, Los Angeles and in 2014 she organized Veils, an exhibition at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum and the Los Angeles Times.