Chris Fallon: Under the Vast Indifference
5118 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
May 06, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Jun 17, 2023
The gaze of a Greco-Roman bust fixes on a figure ostentatiously shrouded in layers of bright fabric. A pool of black matter, reflective like latex, mars a living room floor. A couple poses in front of an irradiant sunset, their faces concealed by masks. A lonely, biomorphic form rests on a lush forest floor. Such images saturate painter Chris Fallon’s world, in which the gaping maw of melodrama swallows the austere, the antique, and the refined. Under the Vast Indifference, the Landing’s first exhibition with the artist, presents nine new acrylic paintings that challenge the distinctions between figure and object, interiority and exteriority, fantasy and reality.