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LUCIEN SMITH AT MORAN BONDAROFF

LUCIEN SMITH: COSMAS AND DAMIAN, Smith’s third show at Moran Bondaroff, features a five-pointed star on twin canvases,“differentiated from one another solely by shifts of foreground/background coloration. Choosing specific colors, Smith considered not only individual hues, but also the effect of interrelation. Through symmetry and these various chromatic combinations, he illustrates the subjectivity of color, and the perception of iconography.”*

The exhibition also includes three small black and white oil paintings,“based on photographic documentation of Joseph Beuys’ well-known performance of 1974, I Like America and America Likes Me. The artist arrived at a Manhattan venue, via ambulance, where he spent three days isolated in a room with a wild coyote. On his way back to the airport after the performance, he passed the Twin Towers, referring to them as ‘Cosmas and Damian.’ “*

LUCIEN SMITH: COSMAS AND DAMIAN, through July 22.

MORAN BONDAROFF, 937 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.

*moranbondaroff.com/exhibits/cosmas-and-damian/

Images courtesy Lucien Smith and Moran Bondaroff.

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