Virtual Tour of Roby Dwi Antono’s “Epos” and Edith Lebeau’s “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen”

Thinkspace presents a virtual tour through Roby Dwi Antono’s “Epos” and Edith Lebeau’s “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen“.

Now on view through February 27th, click here to schedule a visit to the gallery.

Please visit the following link to explore our virtual tour:

Virtual tour courtesy of Birdman Photo

Photo Tour of Roby Dwi Antono’s “Epos” and Edith Lebeau’s “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen”

Thinkspace presents a photo tour through Roby Dwi Antono’s “Epos” and Edith Lebeau’s “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen“. Now on view through February 27th, click here to schedule a visit to the gallery.

Photos courtesy of Birdman

Video Tour of Roby Dwi Antono’s “Epos” and Edith Lebeau’s “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen”

Roby Dwi Antono – Epos
Edith Lebeau – Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen

February 6, 2021 – February 27, 2021

Roby Dwi Antono
What was the inspiration behind this latest body of work? What themes and ideas/idioms were you exploring?

This exhibition is my attempt to visit the memories that appear on the surface to dive into those buried deep in the bottom. It is not an easy thing to retrieve all memories, gather and organize them in a neat and timely order when they were born. Pieces of memory scattered in the middle of the map were piled up in the corner of the room. Maybe they really are not forced to be sequential and trace but random and not even traceable. The past that can be both good and bad.

EPOS is a kind of traditional literary work that tells stories of heroism. These epics are often stated in verse. Some examples of famous epics are Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. There is always balance, good and bad. Of course my childhood heroes were fictional 90’s characters. They are the things that provide a strong emotional bond. Whenever I feel lonely and have bad events, their presence will give me peace. Sometimes I even wish to be them.

Past memories are very influential in this creation process. Childhood figures that are deeply imprinted in emotional memories will be very interesting for me to re-draw into the work. There are many characters that I remember from various movies or cartoon series (Japanese and American) when I was a child. Like, for example, the old-school Kaiju in the Ultraman or Godzilla/Dinosaurs series. I think the kaiju have a strange physical form, they are like created from several combined creatures, whether animals or plants are modified into one whole creature which in my opinion is a pretty cool thing.

In this effort to dive into memories, I chose to try to look back one by one in the past from simple, trivial, and insignificant memories to very emotional memories. Then process this random memory and then present it into a visual language that might give birth to new meanings and feelings from the fragmented pieces of memory, whether it becomes simple or becomes even more complex and complex. On the way, this activity of remembering took me by and dragged my memories mostly toward the house, more specifically to the Family.

One by one the memories that I managed to capture were captured and broken down into details that may or may not be accurate. And that all open an assumption that the past that I experienced had a huge impact on me in the present. These memories are the accumulations of past human experiences that have always been the root of present and future events. Something that we do, even as a small child, can play a big role in our lives today. Time will continue to pass. Humans are always faced with worries and fears of a future that is always a mystery.

Edith Lebeau
What was the inspiration behind this latest body of work? What themes were you exploring?

My work is about mental health. This series of paintings is once again centered around characters who are going through things. They all have their own journey, their own issues, their own fear and tiny victories like we all do.

A lot of this show is about our past that often leaves scars if we let it. All of us have our own baggages and deal with it in our own way.

This body of works includes pieces that go from girls who start to deal with mental illness and phobias at a young age to 30 something women who are dealing with issues due to their past. Some of the themes explored are depression, phobias, fear of going mad (a reoccurring theme), acceptance, small victories/ overcoming certain issues, and hope.

I hope to help break down the stigma surrounding mental illness with my work.

”Empathy is always the key. Don’t judge, listen.”

Video tour courtesy of Birdman

Edith Lebeau’s ‘Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen’ Featured on Juxtapoz

Thank you to our friends at Juxtapoz for writing an eloquent feature on Edith Lebeau whose exhibition “Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen‘ opens tomorrow, Saturday, February 6th. Please visit the Juxtapoz website for the full piece, and schedule your visit to the gallery to see her moving work in person here.

Who hasn’t put on a brave face, who hasn’t failed at the effort, and who hasn’t simply shrugged attempting a sunny or steely-eyed facade?  Sometimes it would just help to somehow define that feeling, but the words don’t emerge. \So often, there’s comfort in knowing another person is feeling the same way.  With her mantra, “Empathy is always the key.  Don’t judge, listen”, artist Edith Lebeau is here to offer not only the comfort of connection, but insight into recognizing the needs of others.

– | Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen: Edith Lebeau @ Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles

Coming This February: Edith Lebeau’s ‘Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen’

Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 6 from noon to 6pm in Gallery II

On view February 6 – February 27, 2021

Edith Lebeau is a Canadian artist based on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec. She spends most of her time painting in her studio with her cat named Jack. For some time, Lebeau lived in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forest and a distant horizon line. Lebeau tells stories through the portraits that she creates. She paints strong female figures intricately paired with fauna and flora elements that are facing their own insecurities.

In her newest body of work she is exploring through the eyes of different female protagonists, the various fears and dark emotions that we have in the deepest recesses of our mind. These women are left alone with these feelings and fears that we ourselves try to forget and try to bury.

Lebeau draws inspiration from her own experiences as well as from nature, pop culture, movies, music videos, fairytales and various mythologies. Her works has been exhibited in Montreal, Berlin, Rome, Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York. Certain Scars Can’t Be Seen is her debut solo exhibition with Thinkspace Projects, following numerous group show appearances over the last couple of years.

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