Friday, July 10, 2009

David Flores and Lisa Alisa at LeBasse Projects LA

LeBasse Projects presents:

³A Distorted Lens²
New work from David Flores and Lisa Alisa

July 18th ­ August 8th

Artist reception: Saturday, July 18th, 7-10pm

Los Angeles, CA ­ LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, A Distorted Lens, a
two-artist exhibition featuring gallery artists David Flores and Lisa Alisa. Both artists have worked with the gallery since the first group show hosted by director Beau Basse in 2005. Coming full circle, the artists are each presenting new bodies of work to open the summer season at LeBasse Projects new gallery.

While each artist works in a very ³Superflat² style they each have very different cultural influences. In his first Los Angeles show since 2006, Flores delivers all new artwork that embodies his unique interpretation of pop iconography. In addition to his paintings he has embellished dozens of vintage fashion, music and news magazine spreads with his vision of the world around him. Flores¹ stained-glass window style creates a warped view of the pop icons he simultaneously idolizes and mocks.

Lisa Alisa also follows the superflat style laid out by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, although her work tends to have much more obvious bite. Generally featuring thinly veiled self-portraits, her paintings are what she refers to as ³new feminist² artwork. While bloody and violent, the paintings are a metaphor for both the brutality of life and the desire for change within the artist herself. There's a thick vein of dark, surreal humor running through the image.
More information on the LeBasse Projects website HERE!

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