Opening: Saturday October 8 (7-10 pm)
On view by appointment to Oct. 31
Future Studio Gallery has been dark all summer, so this is kind of a big deal. We'll have many fab new shows in the coming months as well, so please stop by. There's the usual close-by eating and drinking establishments--we have a list and some recommendations for you. You have a dang pleasant mellow evening in North East LA!
K's new work involves engagement with the mythic landscape, folklore, incidents, animism, dreams and the unseen. Things that become symbols and symbols that become things. These paintings were done on un-stretched canvas with frayed edges. They were executed spontaneously, with no prior sketching or planning. Most were done left (non-dominant) handed. As part of the process, a sense of mystery, curiosity, simplicity and discovery was revealed. This series was partially inspired by prehistoric cave and rock paintings. They are also reminiscent of ancient scrolls-portable rolled up pieces of hide, paper, or parchment upon which may be drawn or written images, stories, family information, talismanic symbols and so forth.
Krystine Kryttre is an artistic nomad who traverses different mediums. In her comics, taxidermy, sculptures and paintings, black humor tangos with anger, fear, injustice, emotional exorcism, goofiness, joy and wonder. Boundaries are pushed to see what's on the other side.
A self-taught artist, some of her influences have been the art of Dr. Seuss, Ralph Steadman, Ed Gorey, Charles Addams, Leonora Carrington, Zap Comics, Expressionist art, pantheons of gods and spirits, old animated cartoons, and being in nature.
Born in San Francisco, she was appointed to the Bureau of Underground Cartoonists in 1985. Comics have been published in Raw, Weirdo, Viper, Twisted Sisters, Juxtapoz, Artforum and various other anthologies. She has done two solo comics- Death Warmed Over (1990) and The #@@*! Coloring Book (2001).
La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles has featured her work in three solo shows- Bump in the Night (1994), Long of Tooth (1996) and From Her Garden (2001) She has exhibited in many group shows hither and dither. This is her fourth solo show. She lives in Los Angeles.