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Speculative Pentimenti: Painting in an Age of Endarkenment

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Cheap Labor, 2012 Oil 54 X 64" © photo by Peter Christensen Valli
Speculative Pentimenti: Painting in an Age of Endarkenment
Curated by: Sue-Na Gay

1512 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
May 5th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012
Opening: May 5th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.culturalinquiry.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
info@culturalinquiry.org
PHONE:  
310-273-7181
OPEN HOURS:  
Every odd Thursday and Saturday., 12-5pm, by appointment only via website.
TAGS:  
installation, conceptual, landscape, surrealism
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The ICI presents a visual exploration of contemporary society presented through the paintings of self-taught artist Sande Sisneros. Using light-sensitive paints and inverted lighting and optics within the display space, large-scale oil paintings of uninhabited landscapes and disjointedly dramatic skies give way to a tracery of haunting visual narratives that reveal hidden “realities” lurking just below the painted surfaces. The duality of these images encourages viewers to question what we see and (more importantly) what we often times don’t see or choose not to see. Is seeing really believing? Are truth and perception the same? And equally, what are the boundaries of our existence?