Co-organized with Patricia Hamilton, the exhibition will run from June 5 to July 10 at our 6150 Wilshire Blvd location.
The exhibition offers a visual feast of aesthetic exploration and emotional dynamics from artists several decades into their respective careers. Carrie Moyer drenches her paintings in sanguine color. Her work represents maximalism, anchored by evocative bodily forms, transparent veils of aqueous pigment, and flat surfaces. Brenda Goodman, working on panel, incises, etches, and scrapes with chthonic fierceness. Her multilayered paintings throb and crack with a primal palette, provoking thoughts of the irreparably damaged and disfigured body. Louise Fishman’s ominous and cryptic paintings conjure ambiguous cross currents of feeling: somber and genial. Gash-like brush strokes are organized around the principle of the grid, unfolding fugues of movement and displacement.
The rapturous combination of anthropomorphic forms (biological) and geometric shapes (conceptual) contort and coalesce in unexpected ways, revealing internal logic that points to the idiosyncrasies and dualities of the human soul. Aside from their obvious shared affinity for experimental, over-the-top, and sometimes high-camp tableau, the exhibition also pays tribute to these artists and their political spirit of feminism.