Los Angeles Times Reviews the 'Over-the-Rainbow Gorgeousness" of the New Show at Western Project Gallery

The Los Angeles Times' David Pagel has reviewed the new show by Matthew Pankala at Western Project Gallery in Culver City, saying that the artist's new works fuse "over-the-rainbow gorgeousness" with a "dreamy disquiet" to subtly unsettling effect.

Says Pagel: "Combining the instantaneous appeal of eye-grabbing attractions with the lasting satisfactions of time-tested abstractions, his seven new works in "The Day You Crossed a Nova: New Paintings" at Western Project treat viewers to luxuries rarely found in contemporary art: reverie and introspection."

He adds:

These luxuries are not comforts. Penkala's paintings lure viewers into worlds of great beauty. But they never let you get comfortable - much less lost - in such dreamy expanses. The illusion of infinity is shattered because each canvas is composed as if it were a painting within a painting, or three paintings melted into a conflicted, even tormented, whole.

"Dreamy disquiet," he concludes, "never looked better, or more subtly unsettling."

Western Project is located at 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd. The David Pagel show will be on display until February 8.

You can read the whole review HERE

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