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nda4In a new “TRIPtych” called the LA Acid Series, the artist has enlarged small sketches made during a psychedelic experience by laboriously cutting each line out of a stencil (which was immediately destroyed after its application), and embellishing the image with splashes of ink. In these works, a “mindless” scribble is transformed into a work-intensive process that plays with text and color humorously.

Indicative of Gruzis’ aesthetic philosophy, Dirty Black Summer Revisited is simultaneously absurd and precise. Focusing on process and execution, it brings together a hallmark group of works that evoke both anxiety and zen from the artist’s experiences on the “edge of Western civilization”.