honest mystique

POST: KAMAKAZI, Los angeles

Honest Mystique

Curated by Bettina Hubby

POST: Kamakzi

July, 2011

Los Angeles


There are common elements in our approach to abstraction and the title alludes to the familiar, but the familiar inspired by something else entirely and presented just as unexpectedly. Honest Mystique features the work of Bettina Hubby, Landon Wiggs, and Rachel Roski.

Hubby's collages hoard and reinvent the sculptural, provocative and action-packed moments from everyday media. She captures textural, sensual and culturally signifying forms from our ‘uniforms,’ taken out of context, that have a sculptural presence—then pits them together into contrasting amalgams that are unlikely, jarring and humorous. 


Inform in form: Wiggs approaches visual language through the lyrical arrangements of form. By making the most of looking, translations between form and language are possible by observing the syntax of objects, and novelty in the written word.

Roske’s drawings on canvas examine shadows. The elusive subject becomes substantial and positive as the shadows fall on, flatten and frame the object the of canvas. 

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