Good Mother Gallery is pleased to present "Here Now Now Here" a duo exhibition, featuring the works of Los Angeles-based artist Adele Renault and San Francisco-based artist Chad Hasegawa. This exhibition is an exploration of emotion, perception, and the visceral connection between art and the viewer.
Adele Renault's paintings are an immersive journey through a kaleidoscope of emotions, articulated through her manipulation of colors and textures. Renault's art transcends the boundaries of traditional visual representation, employing a vibrant palette to communicate feelings and thoughts more potently than words. Her works showcased in "Here Now Now Here" focus on the organic interplay of light and color, drawing inspiration from the lush Californian outdoors and urban vegetation. The exhibition features her notable "dying agave series," a profound celebration of death, portrayed with the same reverence and beauty typically reserved for birth. By enhancing color and amplifying scale, Renault brings an intensified representation that allows viewers to perceive the ordinary as epic. These elements allude to the interconnectedness of the natural world, especially in her zoomed-out depictions of certain plants and landscapes, which carry a hint of fairy-tale allure while remaining remarkably vivid and true to life.
Chad Hasegawa's work in the exhibition complements Renault's storytelling with his own unique approach to minimalism and emotional resonance. Hasegawa's art is a journey of reduction, stripping away the superfluous to reveal the core of feeling and reason. His work is a delicate balance of addition and subtraction, each stroke and color meticulously chosen to capture pure emotion. Rather than narrate stories, Hasegawa's pieces invite viewers to delve into the intrinsic structures that shape our perceptions and experiences. His minimalist yet emotionally charged canvases serve as a stark contrast to Renault's detailed and color-rich works, offering a refreshing perspective on the essence of simplicity and its power to connect deeply with the viewer.