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The Man Show

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The Man Show
Curated by: Rebecca O'Leary

408 South Spring Street
Los Angeles,, CA 90013
January 8th, 2009 - January 31st, 2009
Opening: January 8th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
PHONE:  
213-622-4949
OPEN HOURS:  
by appointment
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Pharmaka Art Gallery (downtown)
TAGS:  
mixed-media, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, modern
COST:  
0

DESCRIPTION

The MAN Show features work by Mark Acetelli and John Scane, two exemplary Los Angeles based painters who capture representational images of man and animal in new, modern contexts. The show is curated by Rebecca O’Leary and was conceived in response to Pharmaka’s concurrent exhibition, New Mythologies: abstract painting by female artists. In contrast to New Mythologies, The MAN Show features work that is at the other end of the spectrum: male painters using familiar, mythological images and a masculine aesthetic reminiscent of Hollywood’s old western films. Both Acetelli and Scane are successful in using elements of ‘old’ mythology against modern backdrops and both create work that is mystifying and demystifying all at once.