Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce the gallery's first solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based painter, Michael Reafsnyder.
Inspired by the CoBrA movement and abstract expressionism, Reafsnyder's paintings are thick with paint, exuberant gestures, and vibrant color. He uses indulgent amounts of acrylic to build compositions that prioritize the surface of the canvas; proposing an experience of painting that is as tactile as it is visual. Concerned with pleasure, joy, and frivolity, his work galvinizes sensory experiences and challenges historical cliches of the artist's psychic self-expression and metaphysical drama.
Reafsnyder received an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, including solo exhibitions at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York; Blum and Poe, Santa Monica, California; Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain; Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, WCCA, Singapore; and the Las Vegas Art Museum. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Laguna Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum.
Opening Reception: 11 January, 6 - 8 PM