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Current Exhibition

Gallery Talk with Vanessa Prager, Saturday, May 27
Vanessa Prager   
Opening Reception:
Vanessa Prager - No Shrinking Violet, 2017 (Diptych) Vanessa Prager - Installation View: Vanessa Prager, "Ultraviolet" Vanessa Prager - Cover Up, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Anyone But Me, 2017
Vanessa Prager - Never Let it Go, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Everywhere at Once, 2017 Vanessa Prager - I don't want the warmth from your sun, 2017 Vanessa Prager - A place I'd rather be, 2017
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on images.

  


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FOR A GALLERY TALK WITH


VANESSA PRAGER

SATURDAY, MAY 27, AT 11:00 AM

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Artist: Vanessa Prager, Title: A place I'd rather be, 2017 - click for larger image
Vanessa Prager  A place I'd rather be, 2017 
48 x 48 Inches  , Oil on canvas 

 

 

Vanessa Prager - Ultraviolet
Vanessa Prager   
May 13th - June 17th
Opening Reception: May 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Vanessa Prager - Blue Velvet, 2017 Vanessa Prager - No Shrinking Violet, 2017 (Diptych) Vanessa Prager - Time on my Side, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Cover Up, 2017
Vanessa Prager - Anyone But Me, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Salt of the earth, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Never Let it Go, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Can you see me? 2017
Vanessa Prager - Everywhere at Once, 2017 Vanessa Prager - So Serious, 2017 Vanessa Prager - Lacroix and Peanut Butter, 2017 Vanessa Prager - I don't want the warmth from your sun, 2017
Vanessa Prager - A place I'd rather be, 2017
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on images.

                        

Richard Heller Gallery is proud to present, Ultraviolet, the gallery's third solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based painter Vanessa Prager. The exhibition will feature more than a dozen new works, a series of self-portraits, which move fluidly between figuration and abstraction.

Prager's work has garnered critical acclaim for its rich impasto, which bends and refracts light across deeply layered three-dimensional surfaces, offering the viewer a variation of perspectives. Up close, see the varying rhythms and nuances in the artist's brush strokes and stratified layers of paint. There is a physicality that needs to be explored in an up close and personal way. However, pull back from the work and the light again shifts, revealing a face or a figure slyly staring back at you, as if to say "what took you so long?"

Ultraviolet marks an important evolution for Prager as she turns the brush on herself, revealing who she is, or possibly who she wants to be. Full figures are also beginning to emerge, but overall she moves toward the inclusion of colorful, luscious, painterly abstraction. Another impressive achievement is Prager's ramping up of her scale: one of the new paintings measures 8 x 12 feet, inviting the viewer to more completely enter her assumed world; they become experiential.

Prager's works are in prominent private and institutional collections, and have been included in assorted group museum exhibitions, including the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in various group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, and at art fairs around the United States. She has been featured in national press including, W Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, Angeleno Magazine, Huffington Post, LA Weekly and Nylon, and has had solo exhibitions on both coasts.

                                    




Artist: Vanessa Prager, Title: A place I'd rather be, 2017 - click for larger image
Vanessa Prager  A place I'd rather be, 2017 
48 x 48 Inches  , Oil on canvas 


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