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Night Gallery is thrilled to present Egg and Dart, an exhibition of new fresco paintings by Anna Rosen. Rosen was included in Night Gallery’s first-ever exhibition, Private Life, in 2010, and this will be her second solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Anna Rosen’s frescoes build up a symbolic order through a type of painterly wordplay. Her paintings find delight in disguise: walls, vessels, frames, and costumes recur throughout these works, evoking containment, concealment, and transformation. These tropes suggest unseen (perhaps unseeable) truths, carried into being by illusory exteriors – but the exteriors are all we see. Some of these …

Anna Rosen’s frescoes build up a symbolic order through a type of painterly wordplay. Her paintings find delight in disguise: walls, vessels, frames, and costumes recur throughout these works, evoking containment, concealment, and transformation. These tropes suggest unseen (perhaps unseeable) truths, carried into being by illusory exteriors – but the exteriors are all we see. Some of these details, in particular the nineteenth-century garments, create an experience of uncanny time travel for the viewer. Are we witnessing a scene from another time, or a reenactment? Rosen’s new work builds up …

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2276 East 16th Street
Los Angeles, CA, US
Tue – Sat, 12 – 7pm