ROBERT FONTENOT - WE HAVE LITTLE LIVES
IN THE CHAPEL
DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 15
RECEPTION: DEC 4, 2 - 5 PM
In the main gallery we will be presenting Hilary Baker - Predators and Other LA Stories.
Hilary Baker's paintings of indiginous wildlife roaming the streets of LA are allegories of our disappearing landmarks and wildlife. Baker juxtiposes her animals against some of LA's most prominent landmarks, reminding us that those landmarks are as precarious as the wildlife inhabitants that loiter around the streets. Baker's painting surfaces are immaculate and painted with the utmost precision. The flat treatment of her subjects adds a layer of mystery to the works - they look as if they made themselves.
A book which accompanies the exhibition will be available for sale at the gallery.
r d f a is also plesaed to present Robert Fontenot - We Have Little Lives in The Chapel.
Fontenot's miniature paintings are of bruised, bloody and bandaged men. Each painting, some measuring 1 inch long, are painted with an eye towards realism. The paintings come from Robert's interest in 1970s TV movies and horror films of the 80s. The cracks in masculinity are evident in the damaged men's desperation and anguish. Painted on wood blocks and mounted with Velcro, Fontenot's powerful installation is a reminder that we are all human, made of flesh and blood.