Monday, November 28, 2016

Gilah Yellin Hirsch

November 28, 2016

Exhibition:     Emanation, Radiance, Glimmer, Murmuration
                       An exhibit of works by Gilah Yelin Hirsch

Dates: January 14 – February 18, 2017
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm
Reception: Saturday, January 14, 7 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 4, 7 pm
1206 Maple Avenue, #515
Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Emanation, Radiance, Glimmer, Murmuration

PØST is pleased to host an exhibit of works by Gilah Yelin Hirsch. Hirsch will be exhibiting her 2014-16 paintings.

“My paintings are about the ineffable, the ascent toward numinous where light reigns.
I embark on the mysterious voyage toward revelation with a thought, memory, word, embodied in a charged swirl of a multi-colored brush. The discovery process continues with layer upon layer of call and response to the developing image as more associations, thoughts, memories, or patterns are triggered. Elevating, ritualistic non-specific forms emerge. Fascinated, I am driven by emerging clues toward finding the elusive entirety. I am hooked into an experiential dig, an archeology of elemental form analogous to the careful search for images scratched and painted into caves preserved beneath layers of time and history, slowly illuminated for the first time. I am ultimately persuaded that an original life has been conjured when the new form breathes on its own and ceases to ask for attention - when light and shadow have achieved a unique reality that is welcoming, resonant, relevant and healing.“

Gilah Yelin Hirsch, (BA UC Berkeley, MFA UCLA), is a painter, writer, theorist, filmmaker, lecturer and Professor of Art at California State University Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles). She works in a multidisciplinary manner including art, design, anthropology, architecture, theology, philosophy, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and world culture. An internationally exhibiting artist in close to 300 exhibitions since 1968 in venues including the Whitney Museum (NYC), Skirball Museum (LA, CA), Santa Monica Museum (CA), Jewish Museum (NYC), National Museum of Hungary, Budapest, Slovak National Museum, Jerusalem Biennale, Israel. Hirsch’s paintings have been acquired by many major public and private collections, including the Skirball Museum, LA, CA; Alexander Braun Collection, Budapest; ArtLab, Civitella d’Aglioni, Italy; National Museum, Slovakia; Pintek Collection, Slovakia. Hirsch’s work has been reviewed extensively worldwide, has appeared on covers and within dozens of international publications, along with articles and chapters about her life and work, e.g. LA Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980; Subtle Energies: Bridging Art & Science; Bridges Magazine, ISSSEEM; Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies & Gender Issues; Subtle Energy & Energy Medicine; Feminists Who Changed America; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; The Reenchantment of Art; The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s; History & Impact and Artists of the Spirit: New Prophets in Art & Mysticism.

Hirsch’s own articles and theoretical papers have been published in scholarly journals internationally, e.g. MIT’s Leonardo - Journal of Art and Science; Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She has also authored the book Demonic to Divine: The Double Life of Shulamis Yelin (Véhicule Press). Hirsch’s film Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe (1995), an investigation into the relation between origin of alphabet, pattern in nature and the neurology of perception and cognition, has received worldwide interdisciplinary notice. Hirsch’s numerous awards, honors, grants, fellowships include US National Endowment for the Arts; Banff Center for the Arts, Canada; MacDowell Colony, NH; Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy; Tamarind Institute of Lithography, NM; St. Martin's School of Art, London, England; Syracuse University, NY; Morris Graves Foundation.

Hirsch’s archives are housed in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

Gilah Yelin Hirsch was born in Montreal, Canada, and resides in Venice, California.
A complete resume is available on her website.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact HK Zamani at

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Melvino Garretti and Joe Ray

November 1, 2016

Exhibition:       Aliens Were Astronauts
An exhibit of works by Melvino Garretti and Joe Ray

Dates: November 19 – December 17, 2016
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, December 16, 7 – 9 pm
1206 Maple Avenue, #515
Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Aliens Were Astronauts

I’m I from some other place
I’m I timeless
I’m I now here
I’m I am I
I am I
I’m translucent and opaque
I’m black and clear
I’m the thorn on my protective shell
I’m color from fire
I’m blue from the moon

PØST is pleased to present an exhibit of works by Melvino Garretti and Joe Ray. Garretti will present a work entitled You Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ray will exhibit three works.

Melvino Garretti arrived in Los Angeles in the 1970s, during an especially prolific time particularly for African American artists, Alonzo Davis, David Hammons, and John Outterbridge.  Although, it took decades more before their works received the recognition they deserved from collectors and curators of “the mainstream” art world. Garretti had an equally interesting background as a performer and set designer before honing in on the visual arts. He studied ceramics with Richard Bennett at Great Barrington Pottery in Housatonic, Massachusetts, and was an apprentice under the renowned LA ceramics artist, Michael Frimkess. He received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1978.

Joe Ray played a vital role in the late 60s Los Angeles art scene, both part of the light and space movement as well as the Leimert Park community. He attended CalArts 1970-73, received the young talent award from LACMA in 1970, and was one of 15 members of the original MOCA Artists Advisory Council from 1978 to 1980. He, alongside other members including Vija Celmins, DeWain Valentine, Peter Alexander, Robert Irwin, and Alexis Smith, made recommendations on all issues dealing with the building of the new museum.  His most recent show was at The Leimert Park Project.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact HK Zamani at