Art muse, artist, and critic Lindsay Preston Zappas guides a curated walking-tour of Culver City galleries. Artworks on view in the three selected galleries offer a range of figurative and narrative painting. We begin with new works by Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery where political narrative in her signature non-conformist style shines through in the exhibition Dark Light.
Next, at Blum & Poe we view a comprehensive display of work by Oakland-born artist, Robert Colescott. Though satirical, his reoccurring themes of systemic racism and sexual misconduct are especially relevant today.
Our tour concludes at Anat Ebgi Gallery with the work of Alec Egan. These luscious paintings bring a certain nostalgia for domestic space with the use of patterns and the continual appearance of subjects, such as a stack of books or a pair of reading glasses.
About Lindsay Preston Zappas: Lindsay is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Lindsay is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), an LA-based critical art magazine and has written for various exhibition catalogues and publications.
Image: Alec Egan, Glasses on Book (detail), 2018. Oil on canvas.