An LA artist for decades, Lisa Adams hints at her hometown throughout, travels to Angeles Crest Forest and Skidrow, pop up enigmatically, themes of homelessness and dysfunction merge with native skies, trees and lights.
Keeping mind in Roland Barthe's idea that the best stories are those which are open to widely varying interpretations, Beaucage's sweet and sweepingly painted characters meet, flirt and wander in a loosely brushed Rococo paradise that opens up myriad narrative possibilities.
"Second Life," is the title of Lisa Adams' show of new work at CB1 Gallery. The ambiguity between the show's title and the imagery is no coincidence. Second Life is actually the name of an online virtual world, where users, aka avatars, interact with each other in different social settings.
Susan Silas' series of photographed dead birds in various states of decay presents a singular case in point once we explore how the artist's brightly illuminated, exquisitely feathered corpses take on a surprisingly cathartic function in our need to mourn and to moralize.