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On Display: Work by Rives Granade ’01

Rives Granade, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has an exhibition of his work on display at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles through Dec 19.

The Ochi Projects website describes his work as “otherworldly, archaic, or maybe instead, futuristic.” Inspired by a piece he made in art school, Granade creates his paintings by first using a computer to transform characters to “forms that defy the logical rules of space.” Then, he paints the images he has created on canvas, resulting in a piece that is a “sexy kind of organic realism that is at once corporeal and synthetic.”

Granade has had exhibitions at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Marine Projects in Venice, California, and at the Gallery Lara in Tokyo, among a number of others.

Following his B.A. in philosophy at W&L, Granade earned an M.F.A. from The San Francisco Art Institute, where he currently teaches.

— by Wesley Sigmond ’16

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