Gallery Pick of the Week: The Improvisational Landscapes of Josh Reames and José Lerma at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

A collaborative exhibition featuring Josh Reames and José Lerma opens at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, January 30. The opening reception with the artists runs from 7 to 10 pm. The opening is, as always, free and open to the public.

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is located at 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Here's what the Luis De Jesus Gallery has to say about the show:

Using the gallery as their studio during the month of January, Reames and Lerma have created a group of paintings and sculpture whose centerpiece is a pair of monumental paintings (composed of two triptychs) that measure 10 x 24 feet each (over 3 x 7 meters). It started with Josh Reames painting a single palm tree and quickly evolved into a metaphorical landscape inspired by the Cayman Inlands - a Caribbean paradise and tax haven with a history of piracy.

Responding instinctively to each other's mark making and personal choices, this improvisational group portrait mixes the characteristic styles of 18th century political and social satire (James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson) with the artists' bold, individual styles and penchant for visual satire among other iconography that characterizes their personal work.

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Comment by Mistah Wilson on February 2, 2016 at 10:28pm

Now, that's some nice art!

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