John Mills - Selected Works
April 1st - May 1st, 2011
Opening Reception Friday, April 1st, 7-11pm
W E E K E N D is excited to inaugurate the new space with a show of selected works by painter John Mills. In his work, Mr. Mills explores territories of signification through paint, utilizing frenetic gestures, hieroglyphic-like mark making and anemic application of the medium to analogize fissured consciousness. His brush, though painterly, also works as a stuttering pencil referencing language, the history of modern painting and the beginnings of human mark making itself. The result is a makeshift catalogue of signs decontextualized and placed within the aesthetic frame where they appear familiar yet disorienting due to their largely abstract nature. In the midst of this cacophony of marks, as evidenced by his awkward gestures and uneasy use of color, Mr. Mills' "portraits" achieve a refreshing candidness.
W E E K E N D
4634 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Official gallery hours of operation: 11-6pm, Sat&Sun, and by appointment. The work is also available for viewing if the gallery lights are on.
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