Alicia Piller: Within
January 29, 2023 — May 7, 2023
Alicia Piller’s Within is an installation of multimedia works that investigates the relationship between macro and micro perspectives of knowledges, meaning, and bodily form. Piller uses resin, latex, xeroxed imagery, dried plants, stones, and found objects to create cosmic and biological landscapes that are an invitation for viewers to visually connect abstracted form with the complexities of human experience. The artist pulls apart and reconfigures mundane materials into a rich and deep form of visual storytelling that bridges time and place, reminding us that internally and externally we are part of fantastical worlds shaped by necessity, emotion, and wisdom.
This exhibition is supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the Bernard Kester Trust in Memory of Edith Wyle.
Image: Alicia Piller, Psychological seeds overgrown. Wildflowers blaze a path. (detail), 2022. Mixed media, 75 x 85 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist