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ECAA is proud to present Michael St. John's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Through a strategic selection of processes including appropriation, assemblage, painting, and collage, St. John’s new paintings observe an underbelly of the American experience.

Press Release

Portraits of Democracy presents a suite of identically scaled, small-format paintings that each depict aspects of our current culture and society through images of people and objects. Imbued
with political tension and “conditions of living,” St. John’s paintings take on portraiture from a “street up” point of view.

St. John’s work conveys a sustained commitment to observing and re-presenting …

Portraits of Democracy presents a suite of identically scaled, small-format paintings that each depict aspects of our current culture and society through images of people and objects. Imbued
with political tension and “conditions of living,” St. John’s paintings take on portraiture from a “street up” point of view.

St. John’s work conveys a sustained commitment to observing and re-presenting experiences of the everyday. Gathering source materials by casting an inclusive and penetrating gaze on the world through which he moves, St. John layers newspaper clippings, found images, fragmented …

Location

2754 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, US
Tue through Sat, 11am to 6pm, and by appointment