Marina Moevs – West Adams – 10/30/2013

Twenty-five years ago, Marina Moevs was a figurative painter in New York; then, after moving to Los Angeles, she began painting landscapes.  (Her first studio in LA was near the Woman’s Building.)  Moevs’ paintings are a smooth, subtle representation of landscapes nearly washed away by light.  In her own words, she is “burning through landscape to see what’s behind it.”  Her process involves moving the paint on the canvas with just her hands, which she covers with gloves.  These large vertical paintings allow space for the viewer to see something for the first time, almost as if they had just been blinded by a bright light.