State of the Art: L.A. ‘05


Kelly McLane
With a romanticism tempered by black comedy and an unmitigated respect for the sublime, Kelly McLane’s meticulous, meaty drawings and paintings conjure the forces of nature and fate, as manifested in deserts, forests, mountaintops, vistas, plains and night skies that will forever remain bigger than we are. Centered around the surreal bio-scape of the L.A. River, her new work pushes her investigation of the freakish, trashed and pathetic state of American culture to even deeper levels. (MD)