Alison Rash / Chris Trueman: The Suspended Literal at Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, California
In their new show at Autonomie gallery in downtown Los Angeles, Alison Rash and Chris Trueman engage in a dialog between form and line, color and composition, and pattern and design. Rash's works on paper consists of line and form, interspersed in pattern and design. The works are well done. Rash visually engages in the viewer's belief of form and design in a playful manner that teases and challenges at the same time.
Trueman's paintings are Rothko-esque in their composition and color. The paintings challenge the viewer into looking deep into the painting while taking the viewer to another dimension. They are airy and almost mystical in nature. However, unlike Rothko, Trueman's paintings formulate shape and composition so that the viewer recognizes the strategy of what the artist wants to convey. The paintings communicate a structure that demands of the viewer its attention. Both Rash and Trueman take different approaches to abstraction and engage the viewer and each other of specific strategies on painting. A wonderful show and I highly recommend seeing it.
Autonomie Gallery333 South Spring Street, Unite E4.,
Los Angeles, CA 90808