Our artists are crafting stories and expanding upon themes in this week’s gallery picks.
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1. Trenton Doyle Hancock’s I Want To Be at the Meeting After the Separation will feature a number of new paintings, part of Hancock’s ongoing grand saga portraying the birth, death, afterlife and dream-like states of a range of characters, particularly the Mounds (half-animal, half-plant like creatures) and their aggressors, the Vegans at Hales Gallery
2. In his latest body of work, Paul Wackers continues to play with notions of the familiar, creating dynamic and increasingly complex visual environments replete with recognizable yet ultimately unknowable objects. In these paintings of shelves, windows, and interior landscapes, forms range from non-representational layers of viscous paint to discernible objects at Morgan Lehman Gallery
3. Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: “These Carnations Defy Language” began as a “seed”—a conversation between the artists in regards to Mute Objects of Expression, an anthology of the French poet Francis Ponge at Pasadena Museum of California Art
4. Edith Beaucage’s Chill Bivouac Rhymes invites you to follow a small group of teens at a rave concert. In parallel to Roland Barthes search for openness of interpretation in literature; Beaucage organized her current exhibition to allow for a looseleaf narrative at CB1 Gallery
5. Kelsey Brookes: Plants Of The Gods features new monumental paintings based on Brookes’ scientific investigations into nature’s ancient botanical compounds at Eric Firestone Gallery
6. Santi Moix’s works have long been characterized by their accumulation of saturated biomorphic forms that are simultaneously figurative, narrative and abstract. Here, Moix returns to the central themes in his oeuvre, evoking plant and animal life by sifting through the breadth of studies and trial works on paper then collaging them onto large canvas backdrops at Paul Kasmin Gallery