Lowell Ryan Projects celebrated a solo exhibition of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Linda Stojak titled “It’s ok to do nothing“ on April 2, 2022. If you missed it, you still have time to see the exhibition through May 7, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
The exhibition consists of a series of paintings of solitary female figures that exist in an ambiguous space between identity and anonymity. While personal in nature, these works allow for a range of interpretation and emotional response. This is Stojak’s first exhibition in Los Angeles and with the gallery.
Stojak’s works conjure a feeling of remembrance and the uncertainty that can come when time has passed—layers of memory that shift with a perspective that only age and time can bring. The paintings in the exhibition are enigmatic renderings of women, lushly executed and textured by the build up of paint—methodical applications with the palette knife, layers of washes, and considered brushstrokes. A kind of burnishing effect emerges that creates a luminous glow in the surfaces. Each painting provides a journey for the viewer, but within the realm of this expressionist figurative painter there is also the emergence of a portrait—unfinished, evolving and transforming. Stojak’s figures are often incomplete in nature.
On view: April 2 – May 7, 2022
What: “It’s ok to do nothing,“ Linda Stojak
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4619 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016