Exhibition | Momentous Occasions | at Durden and Ray | LOS ANGELES | Art Week

Momentous Occasions

Share this

Categories:

Country:

Date: 
Saturday, 8 January 2022 to Saturday, 29 January 2022
Opening: 
Saturday, 8 January 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Artists include Jorin Bossen, Laura Krifka, Atilio Pernisco, Luis Antonio Rodriguez, Erica Ryan-Stallones, and Daena Title
Curated by Brian Thomas Jones and Jorin Bossen

Durden and Ray presents Momentous Occasions, an exhibition of six figurative painters whose work explores narratives that are contained within brief periods of time, enticing the viewer to imagine moments before and after a depiction. The artists in Momentous Occasions create scenarios — both real and imagined — that provide insight into their subjects’ lifestyle, psyche, and environments through richly-painted figurative works.

Featured artists include Atilio Pernisco, whose dream-like depictions utilize dueling modes of portrayal. His work often inhabits the space between representation and abstraction, ambiguity and certainty, reason and intuition, and personal and public space. Pernisco's work summons our innermost fears, dreams and fantasies, offering its own shortcuts to that deep-rooted anxiety.

Using the visual language of cinema and photography, Laura Krifka’s carefully-crafted paintings occupy various states of undress, preparation, and play. Krifka’s work invites the viewer to become comfortable with intimacy, where the act of looking is a central component of desire.

Daena Title’s painterly works are commentaries on Western society’s obsession with the female image. Her work explores the contradictory messaging exploited by popular media, including authenticity vs. conformity; beauty vs. distortion; and complicity vs. rebellion.

By interpreting the figure within an environment, the artists in Momentous Occasions have opened a specific world for the viewer, allowing them to provide their own response with momentary prompts from the artist.

Venue ( Address ): 

1206 Maple Ave., #832 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Other shows from Durden and Ray

view
Crossing Point
04/23/2022 to 05/14/2022
view
Chrome City
03/19/2022 to 04/09/2022
view
Momentous Occasions
01/08/2022 to 01/29/2022
view
Blooming in the Whirlwind
11/13/2021 to 12/05/2021

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
≠: Sameer Farooq & Beth Stuart
05/05/2022 to 06/11/2022
view
20-Year Anniversary Alumni Performance Event
05/21/2022
view
Wallace Chan TOTEM
04/20/2022 to 10/23/2022
view
Audra Weaser: Open Waters
05/14/2022 to 06/18/2022
view
Oenone Hammersley, Artist
10/01/2021 to 09/30/2022
view
Libby Black 'Returning To This Moment'
04/09/2022 to 05/21/2022
view
Arte in tabaccheria: Adriana Montali
05/12/2022 to 05/26/2022
view
Un nouveau jour
04/30/2022 to 05/22/2022

Pages