Projects

Greg Ito
Enchantment, 2019

Location P1

Presented by the artist and Galerie Division (Booth C17)

Galerie Division is proud to present Enchantment, a new exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installation by Los Angeles-based artist Greg Ito. Through Ito’s personal lexicon of symbols and imagery – burning candles, keyholes, windows, snakes, moons and suns – he explores a state of lucid dreaming in which daily life dilates into fantasy.

Ito mines his family’s history of forced relocation to concentration camps during World War II. During their internment at the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona, his grandparents’ romance blossomed, offering light during dark days. Ito explores emotional tensions like this in his work, with an immersive installation coaxing his paintings’ symbols into 3D space.

Greg Ito (b. 1987, Los Angeles, California) received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. Current exhibitions include an exhibition at The Drake Hotel (Toronto). Upcoming exhibitions include Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), Weiden + Kennedy (Portland), Fused Space by Jessica Silverman (San Francisco), and Maake Magazine (Yucca Valley). Ito was awarded a residency at The Macedonia Institute (Hudson Valley, NY) in 2020 with Mario Ayala. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Garden at Penske Projects (Los Angeles), A Swamp Tale at No Place Gallery (Columbus, OH), Enchantment at Galerie Division (Montreal) and Arsenal Contemporary (Toronto), Lullaby at Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago), and Soothsayer at Steve Turner (Los Angeles). Recent group exhibitions include Smart Objects (Los Angeles), OCHI Gallery (Ketchum, ID), Five Car Garage (Los Angeles), Jeffrey Deitch (New York), Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles), Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago), Romer Young (San Francisco), 315 Gallery (Brooklyn), and MON CHÉRI (Brussels).