photography by PanicStudio LA

“On the Cusp

curated by John David O’Brien

May 12 - July 30, 2015

with work by: Edith Beaucage, Dan Goodsell, Mark Steven Greenfield, Moira Hahn, D. Dominick Lombardi, Lars Nielsen, Aaron Noble, Arthur Taussig, Mark Dean Veca, and Esther Pearl Watson.

On the Cusp features ten Los Angeles-based artists working with a mixture of painting, drawing, and digital media, while exploring areas of hybridization within the genres of figuration and abstraction. These areas of hybridization include artworks that fall on the cusp between the “high” art of modernism and “low” culture of cartoons or other mass-media sources, or modeled after folk or traditional culture such as tarot playing cards. The exhibition includes works that are humorous, mysterious, and sly, taking advantage of the overlap and even contradictions among these stylistic approaches. From D. Dominick Lombardi’s thick black line drawings of post-apocalyptic tattoo heads to Dan Goodsell’s hand-painted comic-strip depictions of the lighthearted antics of Mr. Toast and his cast of friends, as guest curator John David O’Brien suggests, “This exhibition reminds us to be open-ended about how art is created.” The exhibition is on view for ticketed passengers in the Departures Level Connector between Terminal 7 and 8, through July 2015.

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, CA