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Watchlist Artist: Christiane Lyons

Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs are pleased to present A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You, Christiane Lyons’ second solo show at the gallery.   

Lyons’ practice is driven by an ongoing investigation into the process of painting and the use of appropriated material to recontexualize images and provoke new meanings and visual intepretations. The works in A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You are the result of manipulating found imagery by drawing upon the foundational, primary elements of painting.  

The paintings in Lyons’ last exhibition, What Goes Around Comes Around, drew upon the notion of  the Rorschach inkblot as their primary compositional device, an image of bilateral symmetry, and its use continues in the current exhibition.

(text source: MJBriggs)

Christiane Lyons, The Voices (Inverse), 2014, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in; Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs, Los Angeles. Photo credit: JW Pictures

 

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Christiane Lyons completed her BFA at the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.  At UCLA she studied and worked as an assistant to Elizabeth Peyton and subsequently John Baldessari, who became an important influence upon her and mentor to her.  

A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You is Lyons second show with the gallery, and like the previous one, it is based around the notion of the Rorschach ink blot, an image of bilateral symmetry, which the artist uses as a compositional device.  The artist recontextualizes imagery drawn from a variety of source material in her paintings, art historical in the case of these new works (Warhol, Manet, Ernst, Goya etc).

(text source: MJBriggs)

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: MJBriggs, Anna Meliksetian)

 

(Image on top: Christiane Lyons, Installation view “A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You” , 2014; Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs, Los Angeles. Photo credit: JW Pictures)


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