Wendell Gladstone: Safe Haven 👀

616 N. La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90036
Nov 14, 10 AM - 6 PM — ends Dec 19, 2020
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present ​Safe Haven​, a series of new paintings by Los Angeles-based Wendell Gladstone. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
The new paintings in ​Safe Haven ​continue the artist’s interest in surreal and psychologically charged spaces, often populated with a cast of humans, animals, and hybrid forms. Expanding upon the idea of a ‘haven’, or a place of refuge, this exhibition conjures the varying degrees in which tenderness and precariousness overlap. Binaries blur between intermingled bodies—what is understood as interior and exterior, bound and liberated, giving and receiving, fluidly shift within a single work. This series examines an unfolding relationship between human connection, power, and safety through notions of gazing and physical contact.