Currently on view at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles is “Los Angeles,” a solo exhibition by Mary Weatherford. “Los Angeles” is the latest of the artist’s exhibitions to address notions of place through painting, as well as the use of sculptural elements––in this case neon lighting––to expand painting’s formal reach. It also finds Weatherford experimenting with new scale and formats, and a broader, more intense range of color relationships. Each painting in “Los Angeles” begins with a gestural abstraction made in thin layers of Flashe paint. The fields of overlapping color that result are at once atmospheric and rooted in the physicality of their application. They are juxtaposed with one or more neon tubes arranged according to preliminary sketches that take wiring and power source into account.
“Los Angeles” is on view through May 31, 2014.
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