Currently on view at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles is “#PAINTING,” a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist, Josh Reames. Reames’ new body of work considers abstraction and painting in relation to the internet, and is informed by the strange, new space where a majority of viewership takes place online through blogs and websites. In these new paintings, depth, dimension, and the artist’s hand are typically lost in translation from object to image, allowing the information to exist as it might appear on a digital screen. Reames’ conceptual framework functions as a kind of filtration device for cultural byproduct and its attending relativism, literally flattening disparate images and references and thereby removing their hierarchy.
“#PAINTING” is on view through March 29, 2014.
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