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A swirling universe of abstract potential marks Jenny Hager’s paintings. Intense color used within spaces bisected and slashed by hard edge lines play counterpoint to her splashes and gestural motifs. They invoke a sense of immense space; imagine Star Trek’s Enterprise zapping across their surface. The borders contain the interplay of disparate methodologies and applications that constantly reinterpret their own intersections, at once investigative but non-verbal. Order and chaos teeter at the brink, resolution maintained on a knife edge. A painter’s painter, with a steady grasp on this particular moment in abstract painting, Hager’s work is thrilling, energetic and off-kilter enough to remain in its own space. Spock would have loved it. (MP). http://www.jennyhager.com

Maladroit’s sister, 64 x 74 inches, acrylic and marker on canvas, 2014

In the Shadow of the Pied Piper2, 82 x 70 inches, acrylic, marker on unstretched canvas, 2014

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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