Lari Pittman: From A Late Western Impaerium
November 9 through December 21, 2013
6750 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Lari Pittman’s current exhibition, his seventh at Regen but his first since the gallery opened its new, larger Hollywood space, includes three mural size paintings. Characteristically dense, colorful and tapestry-like, they co-opt images evoking violence and surveillance–a noose, the view through a rifle’s lens–, using them as design elements in what are supposed to be nuanced spin-offs on history painting.