Two amazing art shows open this weekend in LA. One by a seasoned veteran, the other by two fresh faces taking things to the next level.
WHITEWASH opens at Known Gallery on Saturday. Painter POSE takes a literal (but effective) approach to the theme, his pieces semi-obscured by clean graphic splashes of white paint; photographer KC takes a more conceptual approach, explaining “Much of the work I do covers those who have been ‘whitewashed,’ so to speak, by history and policy…Specifically, the work I will be exhibiting is from West Papua and Burma. You won’t find either of those ‘nations’ on the map, as both have been essentially ‘whitewashed’ away.” Both artists’ work sees them stepping up to a new level of expertise in their medium.
Also this weekend, the imitable Ron English opens the doors to SEASONS IN SUPERBIA at Corey Helford Gallery. Ron’s “popaganda” style is known the world over, from his iconic “Supersize Me” images to his “Abraham Obama.” Ron is one of my favorite painters, and this show is a can’t miss.