Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know

Mixed media materials duke it out for abstract/figurative supremacy in which, come the final bell, both sides win. Carlson Hatton’s large and virtuoso, collage-like, paintings succeed in layering his complex myriad sources, from art history to daily life, into a phantasmagoric kaleidoscope of imagery that drags you into the fight. Hints of systems, of remembered glimpses, ring memories’ bells and keep the swirling movement contained within the ring. Patterns and every approach to mark making seem to jab and punch, duck and dive, in the action packed arena. Art wins with a KO. (MP). http://www.carlsonhatton.com

Close Your Eyes and Count to 7000, 60″ x 88″ Acrylic, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 2012.

Markers in Time, 60″ x 44″ Acrylic, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 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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