Opening Saturday, Novemeber 2nd at Thvm Atelier in Los Angeles is “Soft Flesh”, Ishi Glinsky’s first studio exhibition. For the exhibition Glinsky extracts stories of the often unknown and unsung from the generational divide, with the intent to pay homage and re-string historical narratives. As a Native American artist, Glinsky’s paintings and sculptures are an intertribal exploration of ceremonial and cultural practices. On display are re-appropriated recounts of battles in the Plains Indians ledger book art discipline, Three dimensional Navajo rug weaving rendered into a two-dimensional surface, sculptural monuments of Lakota war regalia and basket weaving of his own tribe, the Tohono O’Odom people.
As the title evokes Soft Flesh, is about something not just delicate, but fleeting. Through nature or atrocity, many individuals that cultivated each of these aesthetic necessities and livelihoods, will or have, perished. This exploration of heritage is a meaningful preservation and exhibit of remembrance. Materiality too plays a role. As with each ancestral equivalent, resourcefulness is at the crux of creation.
For more information on “Soft Flesh” visit Thvm Atelier in Los Angeles.