John Millei: This & That

4851 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Jan 11, 7 PM - 9 PM — ends Feb 22, 2020
Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present This & That, the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles by California artist John Millei in ten years. The exhibition features new paintings that bridge formalism and implied figures. Rendered in sweeping brushstrokes and reduced to a few economic gestures, viewers can discern faces and hands in the large-scale paintings. Wielding cartoon-like reduction and using sumptuous application of oil and Flashe paint, the paintings play with our mind’s evolutionary imperative to find patterns and meaning, such as perceiving faces and expressions in a collection of shapes and lines.