ODD ARK • LA is pleased to present, If I can imagine this light, then I can work all day, an exhibition of new paintings by Kristy Luck. The show will open March 9 and remain on view through April 21, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9, from 4:00 to 8:00pm
Painted with oil and cold wax on canvas, the paintings of Kristy Luck hover between abstraction and representation, the natural world and the potential of a world imagined, a paradigm that is both mythic and personal. In these works, representation is an entry point, while abstraction opens the work to the supernatural and the ineffable. Indications of environment, such as landscape, estuaries, flora and other natural forms, appear and then recede into grounds of color.
The environments of Luck’s paintings, feel suspended at dawn or dusk, times of day when there are no direct light sources and shadows become diffused. Dawn and dusk have a way of equalizing color as well as collapsing the figure/ground relationship. For many, this liminality is the most psychologically introspective time of the day, a feeling that resonates in Luck’s paintings.
Her color palette also hints at the natural world while simultaneously pulling the viewer back to full awareness that we are looking at paint on canvas. Evident artifacts of process, such as texture, brush marks, feathered edges of transparent and opaque paint application further expand the experiential bridge between the natural world and the nature of painting.
Kristy Luck (b. 1985) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL in 2014, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rockford University, Rockford, IL in 2010. Her work has been exhibited in London, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Iceland with solo exhibitions at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Chicago and Eastside International (ESXLA) in Los Angeles amongst others. She was the recipient of a Lighthouse Works Fellowship Award in 2017.
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