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Dorielle Caimi: Complex Candy at GUSFORD Los Angeles

March 5, 2014 by Megan Koester in Upcoming Events with 0 Comments

GUSFORD Los Angeles is pleased to present Complex Candy, an exhibition by American painter Dorielle Caimi. For her first solo show with the gallery, Caimi will present a series of oil paintings that focus on the female nude. Featuring vibrant colors and strong symbolism, Complex Candy will explore psychological struggles and societal pressures placed on young women in contemporary America.

Dorielle Caimi

An opening reception for the exhibition, which runs through April 19th, will take place from 6 to 9PM on Thursday, March 6th; to RSVP, email rsvp@gusfordgallery.com.

Dorielle Caimi

Caimi’s figurative paintings are grounded in traditional compositions and subject matter, but they employ visual cues that are unmistakably contemporary. With visible tan lines, technicolor pubic hair and unidealized flesh, Caimi’s work moves beyond sexual objectification to explore complex societal issues through symbolism. Often self-portraits, the artist’s paintings depict menacing storks, engulfing flowers and screaming children, exploring her personal inner struggles.

Dorielle Caimi

Examining the idea of innocence as a virtue lost too soon, Caimi’s nude figures resist vulgarity and sexualization. The bright, vivid colors serve to draw the viewer in closer to the women, whom the artist imbues with psychological complexities. Incorporating a dark sense of humor and a vision of what an authentic self might look like, Caimi lays bare her own personal psyche, creating bold paintings that speak to, and for, a larger generation.

Dorielle Caimi

All images courtesy of the artist and GUSFORD | los angeles

GUSFORD Los Angeles
7016 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
http://www.gusfordgallery.com/

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