VELLUM LA Presents

Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror

Curated by Alice Scope & Sinziana Velicescu

JANUARY 20, 2022 – FEBRUARY 13, 2022
Vellum LA
7673 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Opening Reception:

JANUARY 19, 2022 – JANUARY 23, 2022
LA Art Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
South Hall  | Booth #705/804
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Every space tells a story. It’s something architects have known for millennia—and something that became all too clear to billions worldwide amid lockdown measures brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Built environments influence our perceptions, our memories, even our sense of space and time.

Through new software and creative tools, our ability to create, manipulate, and transform space is changing. Importantly, artists can approach the architectural act in ways never before possible. As digital realities become ever more intrinsic to our lives, how might our sense of architecture change? What constitutes “place” and “structure” in the language of bits, pixels, and screens?

In Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror, artists grapple with the possibilities and impossibilities of architecture conceived in a virtual context. Decoupled from the laws of spacetime and concerns about utility, these artists can build with abandon—whether toying with scale and dimension, defying the laws of physics, or interpolating properties of light and color.

For these artists, the physical world is merely one possible domain among infinite other universes of architecture. By reevaluating our most basic assumptions about what architecture can be, the artists in Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror situate reality itself as a medium in which to build.

Curated by Jesse Damiani and Sinziana Velicescu, Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror features the work of 10 influential artists showcasing work that uses the built environment as a subject to explore perception, space, and reality.

The exhibition will include works by Saks Afridi, Kirk Finkel (untitled, xyz), Vince Fraser, Mari.K (MadMaraca), Le Fawnhawk x DeepLight Labs, Nate Mohler, Kristen Roos, Sabrina Ratté, Nicolas Sassoon, and Thato Tatai.

Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror will take place as an in-person NFT exhibition at the LA Art Show and at Vellum LA gallery and as an online auction in partnership with SuperRare and Luma Canvas.