Lisa Adams @ CB1 Gallery

Lisa Adams, Dark Star, 2014-2015, 60 x 84 (courtesy of CB1 Gallery)
Lisa Adams, Dark Star, 2014-2015, 60 x 84 (courtesy of CB1 Gallery)

Tracey Harnish blogs about Lisa Adams: America The Beautiful at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, on view through October 31, 2015.

Harnish writes: "Lisa Adams takes us down a familiar path that is strewn with objects both mundane and transmogrified; the commonplace is ruptured by banalities... Adams has clearly reached for new territory in this show, mastering layered levels of meaning, technique and allegory anew... An LA artist for decades, Adams hints at her hometown throughout, travels to Angeles Crest Forest and Skidrow, pop up enigmatically, themes of homelessness and dysfunction merge with native skies, trees and lights. These amalgamations are a mash up of threads of conversations, Instagram visions found on street corners, internet link diving and poetic cinematography."