Los Angeles

Vernon Fimple

Parsons Gallery

One of the most peculiar and unique artists on the West Coast, Fimple exposes the sins of society by producing private fantasies based on legendary happenings. Dressed in a kind of “magic-realism,” his drones of tiny people are shown reacting to the coming of Judgement Day. His epic paintings, such as In View of God, speak an eloquent formal language via skillful, methodical, minuscule detail, monumental design and a fascinating theatrical sense of drama. At a time when most artists consciously avoid such things, his literary moralism comes as a refreshing kick in the pants.

Arthur Secunda