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Land of Plenty

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Untitled Oil on Canvas 60 X 36
January 28th, 2012 - February 28th, 2012
Opening: January 13th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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SPACE proudly presents Land of Plenty, a new series of masterfully executed works by Los Angeles artist Stephanie Mercado. The exhibition includes luminous small gouache paintings on paper, intricately engraved dry point prints, and sensuous oil paintings.

The work draws on Mercado's love of the Romantic aesthetic of Eighteenth century imagery, and combines historical depictions of opulence with contemporary issues concerning displays of wealth and the pursuit of the American Dream. The works' beauty and their masterful execution wittingly parallel the social injustices of today and those of centuries ago.