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Carol Es' 'It's Mostly About Me and Much Less About You,' Painting, Embroidery, And Dolls

First Posted: 11/11/10 12:17 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

WHO: Carol Es

WHAT: It's Mostly About Me and Much Less About You

WHEN: October 30, 2010 - December 30th, 2010

WHERE: George Billis Gallery
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

WHY:

It's Mostly About Me and Much Less About You is a new series of work that includes oil on canvas and linen mixed with paper and embroidery, as well as drawings on paper and handmade dolls. Carol Es uses an amalgamation of characters from her family and her apparel industry background to evoke abstracted, childlike narratives that drip in color and tattered threads to tell personal, visual stories. Paintings with paper garment patterns and their scrap surround cartooned family members, and a new nondescript animal appropriately named "Dan." Black holes, gumball machines, and what appear to be misfit toys as haphazard characters crudely drawn, create a dark, yet light-hearted comic aesthetic - seemingly as dichotomous as the artist.

(From: George Billis Gallery)

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The Birth of Dan, 2010, 20 x 16 inches, Oil and paper on linen Courtesy of George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles
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