Sarah Awad: The Women
October 19 through November 30, 2013
831 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Large-scale female nudes as well as landscape-based abstractions that embrace the inherent myths and mysteries of form. In these new paintings, Awad reconsiders the precepts of 1980s neo-expressionism and confronts our nostalgia for European glamour. The artist reawakens our detached assumptions about the transcendent purity of minimalism and — in what becomes a return of ‘The Return of the Figure’ — continues a contemporary conversation with the work of Cecily Brown, Marlene Dumas, and John Currin.