Fascinated by the familiar, Susan Bolles new series of lithographs exposes the provocative landscape of plastic bags. These ordinary everyday bags appear abstracted from their original reality - which is also our reality. Subliminal messages play hard to get, they bump, grind and tease us from inside their heaving mass of folds. Amongst those undulating layers are our own hidden fears and desires. And yet...they're just plastic bags.
Michelle Weinstein's drawings are tools which help the imagination envision spaces beyond three dimensions. Her small gouache works are sequenced, like mathematical equations. Folding, collapsing, shifting-the space moves in impossible ways. She builds these pictures by accumulating many small stripes, which simultaneously create and demolish form. Motion is created both visually, through line and stripe, and physically through the vibration of surprising color combinations.
About the Art Rental & Sales Gallery at LACMA
There are four ARSG shows each year, always for two emerging Southern California artists. The gallery is a fifty-eight-year-old fundraising effort of the Art Museum Council, a volunteer group founded in 1952, all of whose funds go to purchase acquisitions for the museum or to fund exhibitions.