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saltus fidei | Leap of Faith

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ODETTE , 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 62 X 96 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
saltus fidei | Leap of Faith

2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
October 22nd, 2011 - November 26th, 2011
Opening: October 22nd, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.LuisDeJesus.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
gallery@luisdejesus.com
PHONE:  
310-838-6000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6

DESCRIPTION

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.

For further information, please call 310-453-7773 or email gallery@luisdejesus.com.