FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2017
Bruce Lurie Gallery
2736 South La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles CA 90034
SACRED TERRITORY | CURATED BY DAVID TAMARGO
OCTOBER 5th – OCTOBER 31, 2017
VIP Opening: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 6 – 9pm
Contact: Bruce Lurie
Gallery: +1 310.876.1780
"Sacred Territory" is a phrase commonly used in Hollywood, otherwise known as a "hot set," meaning a movie set that has been used for filming and must remain untouched for use in an upcoming shot. Once the art department has meticulously staged all props, the slightest alteration will compromise continuity. At the nexus of the exhibited works is each artist’s deeply personal and complex connection to the space inhabited within Los Angeles, instigating a confrontation with personal identity.
The works range in technique, from pouring, to translucent washes, to concise brush strokes, to drawn out smears. The color palette throughout most of the work is bold and unyielding, sometimes shouting. Joanna Beray Ingco presents chroma key green screens on a two-dimensional plane, plunging viewers into silhouettes of icons and electrified neon movements that reference objects of desire, fascination and status. Works by Theodore Boyer are solid in their convictions, using heavy impasto and laid geometry on neutral fields further explored by his sculptures. Still others appear wet with shiny, tempting surfaces as seen in the oil pastel portraits of Marcel Alcalá, and as intimate expressions of structures of love, loss, and transmutation by Lily Piper Faye. The repetitive strokes of Kenton Parker chip away at the ethos of love as a collection of marks with a canvas interchangeable for his psyche. As a group, the works become emblematic gems of not only practice, but of place.
Joanna Beray Ingco, b. 1984. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Kenton Parker, b. 1968. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Lily Piper Faye, b, 1989. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Marcel Alcalá, b, 1993. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Theodore B. Boyer, b, 1983. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
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