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Leah Ollman, on the LA Times Culture Monster blog, saluted the seven painters featured in the latest show at the George Lawson Gallery in Culver City, saying, "it’s a quietly invigorating experience to look at two dozen paintings by emerging artists who subscribe to 'old media' and make it new."
Jacob Melchi paints delightfully restless geometric abstractions that tamper with spatial logic. Nano Rubio stages mixed marriages of tight linear patterns and thick, fleshy swaths, permeable and opaque, fluid and solid. Among the rest — Jonathan Apgar, Christopher Kuhn and Anne McCaddon — Sarah Awad stands out for her images of monuments and ruins redolent with the tenuousness of memory, and Rema Ghuloum for “Light, 15th and Harrison at 3pm,” a potent little canvas of warm greenish-gold abutting deep aqua and dark blue-violet, the record — and evocation — of a radiant moment.
The show runs through March 17. The George Lawson Gallery is located at 8564 Washington Blvd.