RICHARD HELLER / CURRENT EXHIBITION Vanessa Prager _ Dreamers | February 21 – March 21, 2015

        

Vanessa Prager | Dreamers

Vanessa Prager Steel 2014This February, Richard Heller Gallery will be presenting Dreamers, the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Los Angeles based artist, Vanessa Prager.

Vanessa Prager Grey Moon 2015Vanessa Prager Dry Feast 2015Moving in a bold, new direction with a series of large scale, multi-colored oil paintings, Vanessa Prager’s “imagined” portraits cross the border between the figurative and the abstract with diplomatic immunity. To quote the artist,

I made this series to tell stories and as with any story, you need to zoom-in to get the details and zoom-out to grasp the larger thematic concerns.

Vanessa Prager Iron 2015Vanessa Prager Jim 2014With layered brushstrokes Prager creates a sculptured-painting effect; the entire composition seems to melt, drip and fade out at first glance. But look long enough and you see a lone isolated face staring starkly out at you.

Vanessa Prager Sundae 2014Vanessa Prager Mud 2015The artist sees the subjects of these portraits as being intimately involved in their own creation. They longingly wish to co-exist within the beautifully chaotic world they inhabit. They are not ashamed, but curious: about what will happen? Who will come? Will they be found, or found out?

via Juxtapoz Magazine – Vanessa Prager “Dreamers” @ Richard Heller Gallery.

Precedente LAMAG / CURRENT EXHIBITION Robert Williams _ SLANG Aesthetic! & 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz | February 22 - April 19, 2015 Successivo GAGOSIAN GALLERY / CURRENT EXHIBITION John Currin _ Solo Show | February 19 - April 11, 2015

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