The Happy Lion is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Alexandra Wiesenfeld. The large and medium scale oil paintings depict destroyed and desolate landscapes in which the compositions are littered with human remnants: broken architecture rises from smoldering earth, pearls in a nuclear hot palette festoon sleek black trees. The absurd environments evoke a delicious tension; both dire and hopeful. Wiesenfeld’s paintings map a psychological terrain suggesting loss, empathy, and rebirth.
Alexandra Wiesenfeld was born in Munich in 1967. She received her BFA from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and her MFA from Montana State University. She has exhibited extensively around the US including Angles Gallery, Track 16, and Post Gallery in Los Angeles, The Roswell Museum of Art in New Mexico, the Dactyl Foundation in New York, Anton Gallery in Washington DC and the Helen Copeland Gallery in Bozeman, Montana. She has held teaching positions at Montana State University and the University of Iowa and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Art at East LA College. Alexandra Wiesenfeld lives and works in Los Angeles.
The Happy Lion is located at 963 Chung King Road in Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6 pm and by appointment. For additional information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 213.625.1360.