Lowell Ryan Projects presents Happy Phantom, an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Erin Trefry. The solo show runs through March 2, 2024.
Lowell Ryan Erin Trefry
Comprised of a series of eleven figurative paintings in muted tones, Trefry continues her exploration of sentiment, time, as well as figuration particularly in relation to familial narratives and relationships. This is Erin Trefry’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.
With Happy Phantom, Trefry poses questions. How do we understand and make sense of our history? As well as can we find a way understand cultural trends through the context of their era? How do we interpret modern day moral and societal critiques in light of our own familial histories? What are the implications of concealing the past? Who do we grant the power to tell these narratives? These artworks elevated to the status of visual artifacts, resonate with avant-garde principles reminiscent of Dadaism and Duchampian conceptualism. Blending joy with mystery and critique with homage, Trefry contemplates prevailing philosophical questions through a sentimental whisper of the past.
Lowell Ryan Projects
Founded in 2019, the gallery fosters a contemporary art program that highlights idea-driven, but also highly material art practices. The gallery is devoted to artists who are creating new narratives in their work with sincere investigations that often cross disciplinary boundaries. Lowell Ryan Projects is committed to debuting compelling work by artists at all levels in their careers and development. The gallery is located in a split-level, art deco building with a backyard garden in Mid City, Los Angeles.
On view: January 27, 2024 – March 2, 2024
What: Happy Phantom, Erin Trefry
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4619 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: Running through March 2, 2024
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