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Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Exhibition Detail
saltus fidei | Leap of Faith
2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

October 22nd, 2011 - November 26th, 2011
October 22nd, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ODETTE , Mara De LucaMara De Luca, ODETTE ,
2010, acrylic and collage on canvas, 62 X 96 in.
© Courtesy of the Artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
culver city/west la
Tue-Sat 11-6

saltus fidei | Leap of Faith is the title of an exhibition of new paintings by Mara De Luca. The series, titled Sipario (Italian for theatrical curtain or scrim), is a reflection on a contemporary sublime, one that is profound in its absolute superficiality and theatricality while particular to mass media and visual culture. The works address the existential through a romanticized and hyper-analog translation of digital media and contemporary imaging tropes. The Sipario paintings are inspired by the aesthetic and emotional experience of daily life in Los Angeles, a city of visual contrasts and contradictions: stunning natural beauty coexisting in a cultural climate of facile content, saturated digital aesthetics, and air-brushed, synthetic effects. In these paintings constructed landscape and atmospheric imagery present a mirroring of process and content, whereby, through exaggeration, they reveal and disguise the processes by which they have been made, and a relationship between picture and craft is evident.

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