Cuatro Love at The Gabba Gallery


6-27 June 2015

“Cuatro Love”: Essi Zimm, Rene Gagnon, Morley, and Max Neutra

“Cuatro Love” is four mini-exhibitions. Rene Gagnon presents “Post Graffiti Abstract Expressionism”. Morley’s exhibit is of poignant typographic-inspired work. Max Neutra shows 16 pieces, exemplifying his “ride on the line between mayhem and control.”

Of interest to Kolaj Magazine readers, German artist Essi Zimm’s “Nacht” explores dark fairy tales using the artist’s signature multimedia, collage and painted works.

About her work, Zimm says, “Practically, folklore is the study of human creativity in its own context. My art can be summed up as confessions of paper, a way to visually communicate truths, accessing the space occupied by folklore. Paper conceals and communicates meaning, and can be destroyed and overlaid in various modes. I begin a piece by abstractly representing an image in paint, which I then cover with paper: scraps found, created from pulp, or hand illustrated. I then peel away the paper, leaving a construction bearing a nonlinear but viscerally personal connection to its origin. The accumulated papers mimic the debris that sticks to memories; it mirrors waking life’s uncanny transfiguration in our dreams. Where realism trusts only what can be tested and seen, folklore presents a world vibrating with meaning, a morally charged and heavily fated universe that rejects logic in favour of the non-linear.”

(text adapted from the gallery’s press materials)


The Gabba Gallery
3126 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90057 USA
(310) 498-2697

Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-3:30PM


The Rainbow Bridge
by Essi Zimm
mixed media collage and oil
Image courtesy of The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles