Bathers Buskers and Cats: Amy Crehore @ La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles
If you happen to be in Los Angeles this month, we highly reccommend checking out the new solo show by Amy Crehore, Bathers Buskers and Cats, on view through December 1, 2019 at La Luz de Jesus. As we noted earlier this week, La Luz de Jesus will also be presenting works in Beyond Eden at DesignerCon, but make sure to check out the elegant and timeless works Crehore has on view.
Amy Crehore represents the female mystique the way a filmmaker, comic book illustrator or novelist would. Influenced by the old painting masters and guided by her intuition, Crehore composes her imaginary characters in environments that reflect her own persona. For her solo exhibition, Bathers, Buskers, and Cats, Crehore has chosen charming motifs that she loves– cats, plants, vintage string instruments, an old Harvard amp, buskers, bathers, bubbles, a pierrot, etc.
Crehore explains, “Matisse reminds me of the importance of color and pattern. Balthus reminds me to use dynamic angles when posing my imaginary figures and to be sure to have cats lurking around. The Italian metaphysical and magic realist painters such as De Chirico and Donghi are sometimes watching over me as I paint.”