Randi Matushevitz opening at Gallery 825

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Randi Matushevitz will have an opening reception for her solo exhibit at Gallery 825 March 17, from 6-9 p.m.

Her work on canvas is an exploration and exposition of humanity within our current socio-political climate; scenes of social inequities as seen through the eyes of the homeless and the technologically-mobile present a blunt portrait of humanity.

Matushevitz’s work “… draws upon contrasts materially, through dense networks of mark-making, stenciling, spray-painting, and traditional painting in oil and acrylic.” She echoes the aesthetics of the German Expressionists that responded to the rise of academic art, nationalism and militarism of the late 19th Century and the early 20th Century. The parallels between that era and this one couldn’t be more obvious. That earlier period led to World War I and ultimately the rise of fascism.

In her essay, “Expressive Intensity,” Betty Ann Brown describes Matushevitz’s work as being an essential expression of the “…the human condition, our quest for connectivity, and the pain we all suffer in this earthly existence.”

The reception will be at LAAA/Gallery 825, March 17, 6-9 p.m.
825 N. La Cienaga Blvd, L.A., 90069

Endings or Beginnings 2018, charcoal, pastel, spray paint, acrylic on canvas (Click to enlarge)