Christopher Knight reviews works by Luchita Hurtado recently on view at Park View Gallery, Los Angeles.
Knight writes: “[Hurtado’s] drawings’ loosely Surrealist forms recall dense pictographs from a variety of cultures, ancient and modern. Among them are prehistoric cave paintings, Northwest and Southwest tribal art, pre-Columbian reliefs and the abstract paintings and sculptures of Chinese-Afro-Cuban artist Wifredo Lam, Chilean Roberto Matta and Japanese American Isamu Noguchi… Forms pull apart yet remain poised and in balance. Suggestions of shamanic figures and ritual dancers hold their linked arms aloft. Forces that are felt as much as seen move silently through her abstract fields.”