BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:icalendar-ruby CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161203T051840Z UID:266642 DTSTART:20130411T000000 DTEND:20130518T000000 DESCRIPTION:

L.A. Louver is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings on paper by Los Angeles artist Charles Garabedian.

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Titled re:GENERATION\, the exhibi tion features acrylic paintings (all dated 2013) whose coloristic exuberanc e enlivens deeper reflections. The works embody Garbedian’s interest in pre senting contemporary themes through an exploration of classical motifs.

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The two largest paintings (each over 8 feet [2.4 m] in height)\, offer a complex narrative. In Family Affair\, two crowned figures d ressed in modern clothes stand with their backs to us. One figure presents a severed human head on a golden platter to a naked woman who passively gaz es at the offering. The executioner\, attired in a black mask\, gloves\, an d shoes\, and vibrantly colored\, skin-tight trousers\, grasps a bloodied a x while he straddles the headless body. Closer to us\, a minstrel\, who sta nds at the edge of a large manhole\, serenades the participants in this gru esome drama. The rich patterns and bright colors in this metaphorical work of portent\, convey a lightness of being that seems to defy the subject.

LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SUMMARY:re:GENERATION\, Charles Garabedian END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161203T051840Z UID:266643 DTSTART:20130411T180000 DTEND:20130411T200000 LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SUMMARY:re:GENERATION\, Charles Garabedian END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR