ARTS & CULTURE
03/07/2011 04:50 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Exhibition Spotlight: Liat Yossifor's 'Performers from a Future Past'

WHO: Liat Yossifor

WHAT: Performers from a Future Past

WHEN: February 19th - March 26th, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, February 19th, 6 - 8 pm

WHERE: Angles Gallery
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
USA
p: (310) 396-5019

WHY: Liat Yossifor's style has mutated since the Huffington Post featured her in 2007, and her latest works boil down images into ghostly brush strokes. Like walking through a cloudy street, details emerge from the haze better if you know they're there; the paintings, barely discernible from across the room, reveal tension and depth when viewed by the inch. The pricks and stabs she leaves in the paint resemble ancient, untranslated cuneiforms, and are imbued correspondingly with pleas for remote communication.

Some of the brush strokes are gestural marks which indicate the artist's own body in relationship to the canvas.... Other brush strokes evolve into representational memes which are parts of uniforms and implements, painted in abstract codes, suggesting soldier-like forms.

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