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Fenomenal @ Launch LA

  • LAUNCH LA 170 South La Brea Ave, Upstairs Los Angeles, CA 90036 (map)
Pictured: detail from  Inner Mystery  | 2018 | oil on canvas | 30x30 inches | $1600. 

Pictured: detail from Inner Mystery | 2018 | oil on canvas | 30x30 inches | $1600. 

LAUNCH LA proudly presents CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN: FENOMENAL. View the exhibition.

Saturday, February 3 | 6-9PM | View event photos

Saturday, February 17 | 1:30PM

February 3 - March 3, 2018

Thursday - Saturday | 12-6PM

My series FENOMENAL is about femininity as a force of nature—fearless, unfettered and unapologetic. Vibrant and dynamic disembodied garments hover and flow through austere urban landscapes where walls and fences constrain while windows and doors hint at opportunity. The spirited cloth shapes transcend all.

The dreamlike quality of the paintings "stretches past the paint itself, moving from observation into the abstract," writes E.E. Jacks of Apero Catalogue. “The revelation uncoiling before the eyes is one that states the origin of this work lies somewhere beyond the obvious.”

Indeed, my exploration of femininity arises from my upbringing in three different countries. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman,” I embrace femininity beyond the boundaries of time, place or culture. Drawing viewers into the landscapes – with their geometric patterns, the play of light and shadow and glimmers of something beyond – one is captivated by the remains of an extraordinary presence.

Inquiries to:
Address: 170 South La Brea Ave, Upstairs, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Also exhibiting in a concurrent solo show: HOLLY ELANDER.

Earlier Event: December 10
Open House @ Chalk Hill Artist Residency
Later Event: February 10
Patterns @ Cactus Gallery