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Maya Lujan    Jun 27 - Jul 27, 2013

Black Magic Too
Maya Lujan
Black Magic Too, 2012
 
Cosmic Slop
Maya Lujan
Cosmic Slop
 
Theatrical Painting (Baroque Vienna)
Maya Lujan
Theatrical Painting (Baroque Vienna), 2013
 
Transition (Theatrical series)
Maya Lujan
Transition (Theatrical series), 2013
 
Untitled
Maya Lujan
Untitled, 2012
 
Untitled (Red stripes and eyes)
Maya Lujan
Untitled (Red stripes and eyes)
 
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Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6 – 9 pm

Carmichael Gallery is proud to present a new series of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist, Maya Lujan. For the first exhibition at the gallery’s new location, Lujan researched the former iteration of the space, a puppet theatre, and studied the building’s architectural features. These explorations assisted in shaping her new body of work, which sees her investigate the intersection of the tridimensional devices of expression. Each piece is an experiment between illusion and allurement; the paintings are embellished, textural and seductively built up, urging the viewer to touch and engage. Lujan’s methodology is to make sculptural paintings and abstractions of representational concepts. Her study of materials focuses on the impact of graphic gestures within the media used in her creative process. Drawing on the activity of the theatre, her paintings explore the duality of the curtain and the gaze of the audience from the perspective of the performer. Using a highly active and performative art-making process, she maintains a practical understanding of the works of Lynda Benglis and pushing the material of paint into sculpture whilst working in a specialized and concentrated manner akin to Constructivists such as Varvara Stepanova and Lyubov Popova.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 27 with the artist in attendance. The exhibition will run through July 27, 2013.

About the artist:
Maya Lujan earned a BFA at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and an MFA at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Trained as a classical painter, her sculptures merge object and painting with a tendency toward abstraction. Lujan’s works also explore the concepts of spatiality and essentialism, which she seeks to define, in various ways, through installation. Select exhibitions include The Gap, Jancar Gallery (2010), New Times Roman, Texan Equities (2012), Spatial Extensions, Pacific Design Center (2010), and White Magic & Xanadu, The Eli and Edith Broad Gallery, UCLA (2009).

Lujan lives and works in Los Angeles.

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