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press release

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions is pleased to announce a new mural project by Sean Sullivan. For the rear corridor space, Sullivan will present Grand Pale Maw, an expansively scaled wall drawing made entirely of black marker and white latex paint. In his work, Sullivan often attempts to address mythological divisions surrounding nature and the artificial world by creating highly focused handcrafted drawings, derived from a technologically sophisticated display process. His familiarity with the subject is derived primarily through archives consisting of disparate modes of capture such as the digital, the photographic and found objects.

In his first mural with LACE, Sullivan will engage the narrow hallway by investing both personal memory as well as site-specific landscape working over a span of 5 months. Emphasizing “passage” as a physical space as well as a narrative of inheritance, Grand Pale Maw will draw from conventional landscapes of sentimentality.

Sean Sullivan received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2005, and an MFA from the University of California Irvine in 2009. Currently he is working interchangeably between drawing, painting and digital media. Other recent public art projects include "Earth and Sky" a group installation at Los Angeles International airport. He has exhibited at EGS gallery, Switzerland, LA