Installation view: Lucia Love presented by JDJ, New York
Lucia Love’s visually rich paintings are loaded with references to art history, mythology, politics, and the dynamics of power. The symbolism in this new group of paintings refers to the dyads of oppositional states, such as doom and hope, and solidarity and isolation. These works depict flight or weightlessness in one form or another: the characters in her paintings operate within a state of suspension between dual forces. Love’s unusual painting style is well represented here—particularly her ability to incorporate multiple techniques, such as hyperrealism, brushy gestures, and a flat, cartoonish line into cohesive and dynamic compositions.