Mara De Luca – Baldwin Hills – 08/27/2013

Mara De Luca is working with fabric overlays on canvas in a process she has termed “facile sublime” which is specific to Los Angeles.  Her moody pieces are almost like landscapes from another planet, yet when you get closer you see elements of the fabric revealed and begin to register the illusion.  De Luca works in series and they often are subjects far from anything you would imagine by the looks of it, like Barnett Newman, propaganda posters, or pop culture advertising.  This year she has shows at both Luis De Jesus, and Quint Contemporary.