1301PE presents “Predator Swamping,” by Petra Cortright. This new body of work was inspired by the precarious months of 2020, and can be viewed by appointment.

Petra Cortright, absence of malice Alabama coastal shrubs_atari, digital painting on belgian linen, 2021

For her third exhibition with the gallery and her first since the birth of her son, Cortright continues to create paintings in Photoshop and prints them on Belgian linen. The paintings incorporate images of the High Desert, Bolivia, and Patagonia sourced from the internet which function as a base layer upon which she builds expanded landscapes. For the first time in her career Cortright has also created paintings in black and white. The stripping away of color reveals an overwhelming desolation that could bear a strong resemblance to 2020, while for some including Cortright, a homebody at heart, the imagery evokes doomsday bliss.

On view: February 13 – March 27, 2021

What: “Predator Swamping”
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90048

When: By appointment
Phone: (323) 938 5822
Website: http://1301pe.com