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2021 Granary Arts Fellow

Granary Arts is thrilled to announce Kristin Posehn as our newest Granary Arts Fellow. Kristin is a Los Angeles based artist working with conceptual sculpture, architecture and painting. While Kristin is on the ground in Sanpete she has been studying local history, economy and architecture, exploring how economic structures, purpose, and connection can be linked, how voice is stored and transmitted across time, and how the medium of architecture might support both voice and purpose.Granary Arts

Kristin Posehn at Granary ArtsPhoto courtesy Granary Arts

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel

A review of SUBSTRATA by The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel titled “Memories of Myst: Substrata, a new artist-run virtual exhibition, is like entering a magical afterlife” is available for view here.

I felt that this space added value by taking the viewer into an environment that is otherwise not available to us in real life. A good use of VR in creating a magical space that invites exploration as opposed to recreating a white cube gallery facsimile. Won Ju Lim’s and Kristin Posehn’s works stood out to me for their fitting use of the medium. – Dhiren Dasu

Before Covid-19 hit, I was lucky to enjoy clear water diving inside the cenotes in Tulum, Mexico. I would liken Epoch’s Substrata to that experience but in artistic terms. Among the presented works, certain pieces such as Kristin Posehn’s Cloud Flippening (2020) and Won Ju Lim’s Kiss T4 (2020) defy gravity, making the virtual context well worthwhile. – Seol Park Zappas

More information about Cloud Flippening, an architectural sculpture included in SUBSTRATA, can be found here.

Cloud FlippeningCloud Flippening, 2020

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by Matt Stromberg and Elisa Wouk Amino

A review of SUBSTRATA written by Matt Stromberg and Elisa Wouk Amino was included in Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for February 2021 at Hyperallergic, and is available for view here.

SUBSTRATA in Hyperallergic 

Interview with Raleigh Barrett for NoHoArtsDistrict.com

Thank you to Raleigh Barrett for the thoughtful questions and write-up here.

Kristin Posehn Artist SpotlightPhotograph by Deborah Jaffe

Review of ‘SUBSTRATA’ by Lindsay Preston Zappas

A review of SUBSTRATA written by Lindsay Preston Zappas was published in KCRW Arts & Culture Stories, and is available for view here.

The architecture for the current show, “Substrata” — which is set in a nondescript snowy glade — was designed by Alice Könitz of Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), another artist-run, shape-shifting exhibition venue. Navigating through Könitz’ virtual pavilion is a warm, light-filled experience that delights with angular and wood-grained surfaces, and surprisingly sends the viewer down a series of spiraling staircases until you finally arrive in a looming cave, artwork dappled throughout. While artworks are splayed throughout all of the many above-ground and sub-terrain levels of the structure, the bottom cave level feels particularly meta — a sound piece by Nikita Gale layers echoed screams, highlighting the eeriness of the space, and a neon work by Kristin Posehn is in the shape of gothic architecture’s flying buttress, yet here it is non-functional, buttressing nothing. – Lindsay Preston Zappas

SUBSTRATA in KCRW