Amy Crehore brings her joyful paintings to La Luz de Jesus Gallery with the aptly named “Bathers, Buskers & Cats.” The show, running through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles space, offers a set of oil on linen works that move through time, cultures, and touches of surrealism, all while staying true to that title.
“For her solo exhibition, Bathers, Buskers, and Cats, Crehore has chosen charming motifs that she loves– cats, plants, vintage string instruments, an old Harvard amp, buskers, bathers, bubbles, a pierrot, etc,” the gallery says. “Crehore explains, ‘Matisse reminds me of the importance of color and pattern. Balthus reminds me to use dynamic angles when posing my imaginary figures and to be sure to have cats lurking around. The Italian metaphysical and magic realist painters such as De Chirico and Donghi are sometimes watching over me as I paint.’”