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Paintings That Explore Classical and Contemporary Myth

As part of our ongoing partnership with Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you the paintings of Laura Krifka. Krifka lives and works in Ventura, California, and will have a solo exhibition at CB1 Gallery, in Los Angeles, in 2014. The article was written by Stacey Dacheux and originally published on August 20, 2013.

Laura Krifka. Bridal Sacrifice, 2013; oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

Laura Krifka. Bridal Sacrifice, 2013; oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

Laura Krifka’s work feels both classical and contemporary—a collection of myths that transcend time, stuck on the spin cycle from one era to the next. There is a soft religious quality in each face as he or she slowly responds to pending doom, lurking out of view. Such off -stage suspense feels exactly this way—theatrical.

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