Luis De Jesus Los Angeles celebrates artists Carlson Hatton, Lia Halloran, and Susan Silton. The gallery hosted an in-person reception on June 26, 2021. If you missed the opening, the exhibition runs through August 14, 2021. Appointments are optional and may be made at

Carlson Hatton, Behind the barn, 2021, acrylic on paper on canvas, 61 x 80 inches.

“CARLSON HATTON: Take a moment to think of a relaxing location or situation, this could be a memory or something made up,” is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. This latest body of work explores the psychological and physical terrain of the post-pandemic world. After spending much of last year in isolation, we have emerged cautious and anxious, faced with the challenge of navigating our upended world. The seven paintings that comprise this solo exhibition explore a disconnect between the artist’s quiet, reflective practice and a surrounding reality that runs a wilder, and at times, darker course that exceeds control. Cobbled together figures celebrate paint, color, mark making and gesture while also evoking strong psychological undercurrents of individuals at odds with themselves and their environments.

“LIA HALLORAN: The Sun Burns My Eyes Like Moons” is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Comprised of large-scale cyanotypes and their painted negatives, Halloran’s latest body of work is an homage to the sun. With a history of integrating scientific concepts into her studio practice, Halloran developed these new works over the past year when she was awarded the City of Los Angeles Visual Artist Fellowship which follows her research of solar eclipse expeditions, ancient Egyptian temple reliefs, and most significantly, the archives of Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. Within the four large cyanotype-painted hybrid works, the artist incorporated contemporary satellite imagery of the sun, photographs she took during a total solar eclipse in 2017, and turn of the century solar images taken by George Ellery Hale, founder of Mt. Wilson Observatory and inventor of the solar telescope.

“SUSAN SILTON: WE,” the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. 

In her latest body of work, Silton questions the nature of reality versus appearances. WE is a set of sixteen photo-etchings depicting scenic landscapes of the Armstrong Redwoods National Forest. The prints are divided into pairs of images that, at first glance, appear almost identical. However, the images have been slightly modified from one another, exposing the stark differences of individual perception.

On view: June 26 – August 14, 2021

What: Carlson Hatton,  Lia Halloran, Susan Silton
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 1110 Mateo Street, Los Angeles (in the Arts District)
Phone: 213-395-0762