Gedvile Grace Bunikyte, "Everything We Know is Less Than & Not More Than Space," installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Chainlink Gallery.

Gedvile Grace Bunikyte, "Everything We Know is Less Than & Not More Than Space," installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Chainlink Gallery.

Chainlink Gallery/Los Angeles

Gedvile Grace Bunikyte

In her solo exhibit at Chainlink Gallery, Lithuanian artist Gedvile Grace Bunikyte demonstrates how the dichotomy between simple shapes and complexity of mind is one of the most compelling spaces in which to create. Her work, which consists largely of drawings and paper shapes, uses only lines and circles, and only three colors—red, blue, and black.

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Gedvile Grace Bunikyte, Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Chainlink Gallery.

This simplicity yields powerful results. Each piece in the stunningly precise series of drawings is geometrically satisfying, yet personal—as a spectator, I feel intellectually engaged while viewing these drawings, as though I am being asked to bring a great deal of myself forward while viewing. They are energetic and vital.

Bunikyte’s large paper sculpture, Zero Point Field (2015), is a remarkable piece that speaks to the meditative process by which it was created: it features tiny, hand-drawn markings to form overlapping blocks of color—red, blue, and black, of course. There is a sense that Bunikyte has created her own coded language in these forms. Gedvile worked on the sculpture for 8 hours a day for several months—making it a diary of sorts, indeed.

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Gedvile Grace Bunikyte, Zero Point Field, detail. Courtesy of the artist and Chainlink Gallery.

Gedvile Grace Bunikyte, “Everything We Know is Less Than & Not More Than Space,” January 16 – February 13, 2016 at Chainlink Gallery (showing by appointment only): chainlinkps@gmail.com, 310-595-6676, 1051 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019