937 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 Opening reception: Friday, February 22, 7-9 PM
OHWOW is pleased to announce Nick van Woert’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled No Man’s Land. His Los Angeles premiere presents a new body of work, focusing on topics concerning the natural environment and material chemistry, as well as concepts surrounding reclusion and the progress of civilization. “No man’s land” is a term used to refer to unoccupied land, a dumping ground, or an area abandoned due to uncertain fate. This idea of an uninhabitable region relays van Woert’s continued obsession with ecology, geology, and the complex history of terrain – one that is both inherent and fabricated. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, No Man’s Land explores the relationship between artificial substance and the environment, while considering the possible results of those liaisons affecting anatomy or mental disposition.