PLOW THE DEEP

LYNN HANSON 

2011.08.13 - 09.24

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2010 – PYO Gallery LA, an international, cutting-edge, contemporary art gallery in the South Park area of downtown Los Angeles, will be exhibiting the artworks of Venice artist Lynn Hanson. The exhibition will open on July 10, 2010 and run through August 14, 2010.


Lynn Hanson tent camps along the coast of California: gulping the pungent odors of salt and sage, fathoming the tide pools, combing the wrack, watching vultures devour carrion on the beach, falling asleep to the waves, all fodder for this “plow the deep” exhibition.


Her new work includes eight-foot paintings of swimmers, a ten foot drawing of the Giant Pacific Octopus, large-scale, oil on panel paintings of the sea and sky, drawings on vintage pull down maps, and portraits of objects found on piers.


“All of my work emanates from my constant attention and visceral connection to the natural world. The „void & brine‟ paintings are spare recordings of time spent at the sea. Another series, „pull of the sea,' documents swimmers and surfers in large-scale drawings and paintings. Vintage maps host drawings of crows, rattlers and octopuses; drawing satisfies my compulsion for keen looking and dogged mark making.”


In 2009 Ms. Hanson‟s work was exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and in a solo show “prone to wander” at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery. Critic Leah Ollman of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Lynn Hanson overlays an old AAA map of Southern California, family vacation route drawn in and detailed, with a charcoal rendering of a stealthy, sinuous rattler. The snake, daunting infiltrator of the nostalgic domain, is all deep shadow, pattern and negative space where the map‟s own pathways show through.”

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