DESERT PROJEKT

Work by Polish artist Julia Curylo and American photographer Craig Deman

 

Presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange, sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Foundation for Research & Education Excellence, Joshua Donen Productions, Bench International, and the General Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles.

 

May 4 - June 5, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, May 4, 6 - 9pm

Desert Projekt is a fun and colorful collaboration between Polish artist Julia Curylo and American photographer Craig Deman.

 

Sharing his time between Santa Monica and Palm Springs, photographer Craig Deman was inspired by the young and talented Polish artist and a playful and naive view of the desert. The two artists waited long days in the desert for the magic hour where the shadows elongate, gold colors appear, and where they were able to find the space to fly free toward moments of pure enchantment, a feeling that only those who’ve been to the desert can truly understand.

 

This new body of work from Deman started three years ago when he came across a painting by painter Julia Curylo in a Santa Monica newsletter. After looking at her work online, Deman discovered that they both created images of space, his being done with digital photography and hers with paint. Deman and Curylo started a dialog and the narrative for the Desert Projekt took shape, finally culminating in this years exhibition at BBAX, opening on May 4th. 

 

The exhibition will include paintings, photographs, inflatable sculptures and installations.

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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