by Jenn Porreca in New Art on Friday 22 February 2008

Lola’s painting exhibitions are not the generic herdings of wall relief or novelty gatherings. Her fascination with painting and love for creating conversive works is an almost regal adoration of visual linguistics. Through each of her painstakingly hand-crafted works, the self-taught Los Angeles artist is peeling back layer upon layer of intrepid silence. With each stroke, Lola’s work is seeking solace in the truths that lie beyond the smallest doors in oft-overlooked hallways, each filled with curiously manicured passages to shadows of reminiscence. Working in the ways of the old masters, Lola performs a ballet of lyrical proportions with a definitive grasp of a most surreal and fantastic language. The narrative existing between the artist and the works is complex, as her handling of the delicate salutation within each painting declares. It is an acceptance, not of the right to complacent understanding, but to a revolutionary and ancient style of meditative investigation. Hers is a sweet conversation that enables both the dedicated viewer and the casual observer the chance to enter a complex realm of discovery and beauty — on the terms that one accepts moments of self reflection with the ephemeral frolic of Lola’s gifted pictorial forum. With each impressive exhibition, this artist is only claiming to have begun revealing the unwritten texts of this very personal journey for all to see and share.

Lola

 

Lola