Jacob Lenc: Pond

1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523 Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sep 04, 7 PM - 10 PM — ends Oct 17, 2021
Monte Vista Projects is pleased to announce Pond, an exhibition of new work by the Los Angeles-based artist Jacob Lenc. Lenc is a self-described landscape painter whose work attempts to dissect the representation of nature through the historic and physical confines of painting.

Pond is composed of a single work, Pond 1 (2021), a painting on some 350 lily pad shaped canvases (along with a handful of flower shaped units) that are arranged face-up on the gallery floor. These canvases are organized by the artist in reaction to the space established by the gallery. The viewer is asked to carefully walk through the space the artwork occupies and experience it from both inside and outside its apparent boundaries.

Jacob Lenc earned his BFA from ArtCenter College of Design in 2015. In 2019 his first solo show Drawings and a Painting, ran at Weekend Gallery in the historic Santa Fe Art Colony. In 2020 he co-founded The Hermitage, an artist-run exhibition space in Eagle Rock.