|April 7, 2012|
990 North Hill Street #190
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm & by appointment
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, April 7, 6–8pm
Sam Lee Gallery presents Screen, a group exhibition about portraiture by John McGuire Olsen, Scott Taylor, and Carrie Yury. Oil and acrylic paintings and color photographs will be on view. Screen brings together 3 Los Angeles-based artists whose current work deals with portraits. This exhibition looks at the human countenance as façade, a slate that reveals and also conceals. Each artist employs the visage as a jumping off point. John McGuire Olsen explores the tenuous role of technology in our lives vis-à-vis the computer screen. Scott Taylor works in portraiture as a genre that relates directly to art historical practices, always looking to the past as context for his own art making. Carrie Yury examines portraiture from a political stance, challenging photography’s historical claim of excavating the real.