Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Mark Grotjahn: Fifteen Paintings’ at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Indian #4 Face 45.49), 2014, Oil on cardboard mounted on linen.  COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BLUM & POE.

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Indian #4 Face 45.49), 2014, Oil on cardboard mounted on linen.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BLUM & POE, LOS ANGELES

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Mark Grotjahn: Fifteen Paintings” is on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, until Saturday, June 20. The show features fifteen of Grotjahn’s non-representational paintings of “Face” paintings that depict “Indians” and “non-Indians.” Grotjahn achieves an explosion of color in these compositions through his labored technique of incising the layered canvas with a palette knife.

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