Simchowitz Gallery is pleased to present “Recreational Behavior,” an exhibition of new work by Brian Lotti. This is the artist’s first presentation with the gallery. An opening reception was held on July 10, 2021. The exhibition will remain on view through July 31, 2021.

Artwork by Brian Lotti photo courtesy of Simchowitz Gallery and the artist

Lotti’s paintings invite us into a space where fantastical colors combine with moments of leisure and athleticism. Alternating between action and repose, they imagine a multi-hued world where we engage in activities outside of our quotidian realms. Each image is anchored in the artist’s real-world observations, whether it is a still taken from filmed footage or a quick plein-air sketch in the park.

The idea of public space weaves itself through the works presented here. Whether looking at a park or a court, Lotti explores these arenas of public exchange, highlighting their vitality and necessity as a part of modern urban life. As players, as spectators, as flâneurs, the figures that populate his compositions breathe life into their surrounding landscapes, taking full advantage of the opportunity to spread their limbs and enjoy the fresh air.

On view: July 10 – July 31, 2021 

What: “Recreational Behavior,”
Where: Simchowitz Gallery, 8255 Beverly Blvd. LA ,90048