Currently on view at POV Evolving Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles is the group exhibition, The Pop of Colors. Curated by Yasmine Mohseni, the show features original pieces by artists whose work historically samples from the “Pop Art” color wheel, whether the vivid hues play central or supporting roles in the overall aesthetic. The artists exhibited include: former Daily Serving interviewees Amir H. Fallah and Stella Lai, DailyServing featured artists Mark Schoening and Mike Swaney, as well as Clark Goolsby, Jessalyn Haggenjos, Jason Redwood.
When Los Angeles-based Stella Lai talked to me about the process of creating original work for the exhibition, she noted, “Yasmine came up with the show title and when she first told me I thought it was a great idea to use color to connect all of the artists. My works fits right in without having to change my approach” and her work on view reflects this sentiment, as the bold color use organically intertwines with depictions of fantastical, ivory skinned and dark haired women.
Amir H. Fallah presents another of his bright, fort-like structures, evoking whimsy in the same way previous site-specific incarnations have elsewhere. Meanwhile his collaged paintings on view, such as Terror Terror Terror, rouse a more heavy-hearted response, confronting viewers with the themes of global ethnic relations and fear, and proving that the use of hot pink and neon green in art does not have to necessarily correspond with blithe subject matter.