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Come check out this epic 6x 8' piece @frankryan worked on for over a year along with a ton of other amazing works by 15 artists at LAVA Projects in L.A. Looking (or how to engage your stranger friends). The opening reception is tomorrow night Sunday Sept 23rd 5-9 ! C u here! L.A. Looking (or how to engage your stranger friends) Exhibition runs September 23 - 0ctober 28 LAVA Projects 2417 W Valley Blvd Los Angeles 91803 Jenn Berger, Helen Chung, Patrick J. Donovan, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Katie Kirk, Constance Mallinson, Annelie McKenzie, Thinh Nguyen, Sean Noyce, Hayley Quentin,  Frank Ryan, Julia Schwartz, Alex Stevens, Trina Turturici, Patty Wickman L.A. Looking, or how to engage your stranger friends, brings together a multitude of approaches to contemporary portraiture. In the included works, some artists push their portraits toward abstraction, while others offer uncanny reads of their subjects—friends, lovers, strangers, public figures, and themselves. In colloquial use, ‘Stranger friends’ refers to online-only acquaintances. An oxymoronic term, it attests to the range of intimacies, relationships (and the inherent contradictions within) that the selected artists approach. Many of the included portraits intimate a reciprocal exchange—a tenderness even—between sitter and maker. Other works deliberately upend the terms of this intimacy, instead offering critical perspectives on the construction of representational images and the act of looking itself. Through a variety of media and techniques, including oil on canvas, sculpture, photography, digitally mediated images, and found objects, the artists in LA Looking, or how to engage your stranger friends reference historical conventions of portraiture while attempting to disrupt such restrictive #art #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #contemporarysculpture #photo #artfair #emergingartist #artist #modernart #laart #dtlaart #newart #nycart #design #artsy #fineart #artcollection #painting #sculpture #sculpt #curator #drawing #curate #abstract   #surrealism #artcollector #gallery #newgallery #exhibit
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