Two coinciding solo shows at the Joshua Liner Gallery roll out acrylic-on-panel portraits of skully spirit warrior women and Edwardian monsters with back stories. Preview the work below.
Los Angeles-based painter Sylvia Ji interprets myth and Mexican Revolutionary history of spirit soldaderas, stylized à la Los Diás de los Muertos.
Travis Louie hails from New York and the curious creatures in his formal portraits come from “Atomic Age” sci-fi, sideshows, Vaudville and the artist’s writerly imagination. All have stories. Here, for instance, is a bit of his horror charm:
There are many misconceptions about floaters. A popular myth is that they levitate over people and sprinkle seeds that sprout into small herbs on the tops of heads with receding hairlines…
“Las Adelitas,” Sylvia Ji and “Curious Myths,” Travis Louie, Jul 10 – Aug 7, Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC