de boer (Los Angeles) presents two new exhibitions – “Understory,” by New York based painter Kirsten Deirup, and “A Women Under the Influence,” by Brooklyn based painter Eunnam Hong. An opening reception was held on August 27, 2022. Both exhibitions will remain on view through October 15, 2022. Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required once again).

Kirsten Deirup, Prelude, 2022, oil on linen, 36 x 54 in.

Kirsten Deirup’s “Understory” will be her second solo exhibition with the gallery, and will feature ten new works in oil on linen. 

Understory is defined as the layer of foliage under the forest canopy. Deirup uses it as a  starting point to create masterfully rendered landscapes inspired by the Hudson River School where she now resides, and to pull connections between the stories of Genesis, Paradise Lost, and The Modern Prometheus (Frankenstein). Creation and reanimation are prominent themes in Deirup’s newest paintings.

“A Women Under the Influence” is Eunnam Hong’s first exhibition with the gallery. The solo show debuts a series of psychologically charged self portraits, painted in oil on canvas. Each painting in the series is composed from combined reference photographs Hong has taken of herself that harken both the screens of cinema and the glossy centerfolds of fashion magazines. Hong’s surreal portraits painted with exceptional intensity and luminosity center around the multitudes of self, interior worlds, and the individuals’ participation in one’s own image.

On view: August 27 – October 15, 2022

What: New Exhibitions, Kirsten Deirup, Eunnam Hong
Where: de boer, 3311 E. Pico Blvd., LA, 90023