Stefanelli's paintings present the space beyond the natural world. Her shapes mimic and copy one another while defying redundancy through their evolution of structure. In the Project Room: Jon Flack - Recent Paintings.
Lisa Stefanelli: Streaming Live + Project Room: Jon Flack - Recent Paintings
Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Stefanelli.
With disarming beauty, Stefanelli's paintings present the space beyond the natural world. With imagery taking form through a series of red lines, Stefanelli's shapes mimic and copy one another while defying redundancy through their evolution of structure. Adding personal reflection to the methods of production, Stefanelli's forms also relate to her own history as a competitive ice skater, her forms twisting and turning in elegant lines of hermetic remembrance for passing moments in time and place.
The organic, flowing red lines in her two new series Wifery and Turn Pike contrast against background colors remembered from both the dull beige of a computer keyboard, to the color of the sky before a summer thunderstorm, evoking tension between the organic shapes and the process of fabrication of the physical painting. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stefanelli has shown extensively with Pierogi gallery in New York. In 2005, she was included in Extreme Abstraction at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Mark Moore Gallery is also pleased to present new work by Jon Flack.
Attracted to images of urban decay, Flack's paintings consider the physical, cultural and spiritual manifestations of the city and its inhabitants. Using photographs and drawings from both life and recollection, Flack's paintings combine realist portraiture with a fictional sensibility stemming from his interest in the various aesthetics of objects left to time and neglect.
Flack graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston - Salem and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He has exhibited at HEREArt, 31 Grand and Nest galleries in New York. This will be Flack's first exhibition of work on the West Coast.
Image: Lisa Stefanelli
Opening reception May 20th, 5-7pm
Mark Moore Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue - Santa Monica
Gallery Hours: 10am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday, 11am - 5pm Saturday