Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles recently opened Marina Kappos‘ POLITICUS, an exhibition of new paintings inspired by the forthcoming Presidential Election. The artist’s style recalls that of Greek vase painters, her crisp imagery referencing politics, war, and the economic crisis. Her overlapping compositions provide layers of meaning, depicting both cultural history and daily life.
Kappos received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts in L.A. and her MFA from Yale University. She has previously exhibited at Haunch of Venison in London, I-20 and P.S.1 in New York, and Galleria Marabini in Bologna. Her current exhibition at Happy Lion will run until November 29, 2008.