you will never feel the same again, is the title of a new exhibition of paintings by artist Ricky Allman. Opening Saturday night at Galerie Anais in Los Angleles’ Bergamot Station, the new series of works continues to explore the artist’s interest in futuristic landscapes, which act as a metaphor for the tension between science and religion, and the possible apocalyptic future that is proposed by both institutions. The ‘visual drama’ captured in the paintings, as the artist puts it, features geometric patterns along side the organic, simultaneously stimulating a dialogue that is centered on formal ideals set forth by modernism and minimalism as well as addressing many of the cultural and societal issues of our day.
Allman is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, completeing his degree with Honors in 2007. This artist is currently an Assistant Proessor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has a forthcoming show this summer at David B Smith Gallery in Denver.
you will never feel the same again will be on view March 20th through April 14, 2010.