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I've become exactly what you feared I'd be

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I've become exactly what you feared I'd be
Curated by: Liza Simone

12619 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
August 22nd, 2009 - September 12th, 2009

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Closing Reception: Sept 12, 6 - 9pm
Pedestrian viewing 24/7
5412 Wilshire Blvd.,
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA


“Recently, I have been focusing on the brush stroke, both physical and illusion. The fluidity of paint has become my narrative and I dare say, my obsession.


My canvases are explorations of the painted surface, both through the traditional application of paint and the use of new technology. The semblance captured in the digitally altered photographs of paint, interlaced with the physical paint creates a dialogue between reality and illusion. I construct these hybrids of paint and digital, old and new, in a time when we effortlessly glide from the simulated environments of television and computers, back to our realities intermittently throughout the day.


We often exist within multiple environments simultaneously. My paintings interlace, overlap and converge upon themselves in much the same manner. With multiple realities co-existing and compressed into a single frame and experience- my symbolic deconstruction, defragmentation and reconstruction of paint and the brush stroke, are the reflections of a society in which we live.

By bringing together actual brush strokes with computer generated images of them, my paintings challenge our perception of what is real, and what is illusion. In doing so, I question and challenge the established conventions of paintings.”

--- K. Berry, Dec. 2005