Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica is currently
presenting its third exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Lavi
Daniel called “A Seed With A Mind Of Its Own.”
The exhibition, which opened last Saturday and runs
through March 9, consists of nine large-scale oil paintings, a dozen miniature
paintings, and two sculptures.
In his new group of paintings, Daniel uses a
compositional approach of moving to and through the center of the picture
Relying on considerations of how a seed instructs the
environment to spawn its imagery, Daniel looks to create situations that our
daydreams live in.
The paintings are constructed of abstract progressions
comprised of fragments that seem to come together through the artist’s
muscularly fugitive application of keyed color and light.
The works are abstract and integrated by their feel for
flux and continuity, while at the same time, they are infused with a sensual
and atmospheric sense of the real.
Color takes on a kind of phantasmagorical primacy, where
the incidents of dynamism and drama take place along the edges where forms
Daniel’s two new sculptures are made from re-purposed
paint that has been scraped and removed from his paintings and built into
masses of colored movements.
The color and surface are intensely varied, inducing a
feeling of unrelenting beauty through tectonic upheaval.
“When I make these works, I feel as though I am encoded
to instruct the environment, just as a seed is,” Daniel said.
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10
am to 5:30 pm.
It is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. B4 (Bergamot
Station), Santa Monica.
For more information, call 310.828.8488 or visit www.rosamundfelsen.com.
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