Saturday November 19th saw the opening of another Ron English show in LA, this time of 18 new paintings, at the Corey Helford Gallery. "Seasons in Supurbia" continues to draw on his fascination with the notion of the "superhero", beings of his own creation, painted in his characteristically hyper realist style. In this show they mingle with Camo Deer in the diorama-like compositions he builds, as well as more natural landscapes. These paintings are just technically stunning, rendering the surreal as corporeal.
It was a busy opening, so I could only get details of some of the works. But that's where you get lost in English's work anyway. The show is on view until December 10th, and a good excuse to head to Culver City's gallery row.
|"The Fourth Wall", detail.|
|"The Artist's House", detail.|
|"Comic House Block Party", detail.|
|"Mousemask Graveyard", detail.|
|"Blend in the River"|
|"Blend in the River", detail.|
Visit the gallery website to view more images of the show.