Living in the Pink and Green

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Untitled, 2012 Acrylic On Panel 20" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist and Launch LA - La Brea
Living in the Pink and Green

170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
November 17th, 2012 - January 12th, 2013
Opening: November 17th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

323. 899. 1363
Thu-Sat 12-6 and by appointment


LAUNCH LA is proud to present 'Living in the Pink and Green', the latest exhibition by Marion Lane. In this exhibition Lane referees an all out abstract riot of color and aesthetic sensibilities between French Rococo, Japanese Hello Kitty Kitch and '70s Americana - the results are irrepressibly lively.

Lane's work lends itself to infinitely layered interpretation. First we may believe we have plunged beneath the sea to witness the wildly colorful profusion of poisonous sea-slugs and their sub-aquatic garden habitats. A second look and we are sitting far too close to the television; the miniscule pointillist dots that compose its moving images have been blown up only to leak color like cracked LCD screens. Of this Lane says: "These paintings although heavily influenced by television are actually landscapes or topographical maps". They are maps of Lane's domain: stripes, dots and sliding, shifting hardly geometric shapes like the melting clocks of Dali's 'The Persistence of Memory'. They are alluring, engaging and many other things besides.The constant need to visually reassess Lane's works is an intentional calculation - Lane wants to keep our eyes and minds processing: ahead lies the fork between interpretation and elementary appreciation of Lane's artistry. All that matters is we engage what Lane calls the "roving freewheeling eyeball" for an elusive and yet thoroughly enjoyable experience.

For the last decade her work has been shown extensively across California, from Los Angeles to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Her art has been featured in publications like the Artweek, ArtScene and the LA Weekly.

Her exhibitions have been an outlet for her immense curiosity in engaging human eye and the systems by which it organizes color and form. For her audience these explorations have fortunately been abundantly fruitful.

Marion Lane resides and works in Los Angeles.