WHO: Gajin Fujita, David Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, Tom Knechtel, Monica Majoli, and Linda Stark
WHAT: Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists curated by Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin
WHEN: Now through October 31, 2010
WHERE: Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA. 91101
Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists focuses on six Los Angeles-based artists whose works exemplify the contemporary landscape of desire in the city which is known for commodifying sex through its various entertainment industries. Although desire is typically viewed only in terms of pleasure, these artists have also interpreted desire as a feature of alienation, spiritualism, consumerism, and cultural and gender identification.
David Grant Beyond the Pleasure Principle, 2006 silk, acrylic and steel courtesy of the artist.
Gajin Fujita Play Mate, 2007 gold leaf, acrylic, paint marker, spray paint and Mean Streak on panel, 60 x 108 in. (6 panels) courtesy L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Linda Stark Gypsy Love Potion, 2007 oil and mixed media on canvas over panel courtesy of Angles Gallery
Iva Gueorguieva Absconding in the Fog, n.d. acrylic on canvas, 71 x 87 in. courtesy of the artist and Angles Gallery
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