Luis De Jesus Los Angeles debuts three exhibitions – “Nancy Evans: Moonshadow,” “Evita Tezeno: My Life, My Story,” and “Laura Krifka: Still Point.” The exhibitions will be on view from April 16 through May 28, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
This is the gallery’s first solo exhibition featuring Nancy Evans. “Moonshadow” brings together the artist’s series of Moon paintings, painted between 2014 and 2020, for the first time. In a departure from her abstract practice, and a long career that encompasses performance, sculpture, painting, drawing, and sound elements, Evans’ cosmic paintings take inspiration from the sublime forces of nature which the artist has experienced throughout the course of her life in California, from her upbringing in California’s expansive and fertile Central Valley, to the raw and rugged Pacific Ocean coastline, and the high desert landscapes of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley.
“Evita Tezeno: My Life, My Story” is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Known for depictions of characters in harmonious everyday scenes inspired by her family, friends and acquaintances as well as personal dreams and moments from her adult life, “My Life, My Story” continues Evita Tezeno’s exploration of Black American life through an intimate gathering of members of her family — across time, generations and geography. This new body of work honors and is dedicated to her family.
Laura Krifka’s second solo exhibition with the gallery includes intimate narratives that deftly employ the power of the gaze. This new series of paintings delves into psychological realms of the self, navigating the relationship between shifting identities. Krifka holds multiple moments in each painting, both acknowledging and mourning the loss of a former identity, while at the same time relishing the radicalization of change.
On view: April 16, 2022 – May 28, 2022
What: Opening Reception, New Exhibitions
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 1110 Mateo Street, Los Angeles (in the Arts District)