Los Angeles

Georgia Vester

Silvan Simone Gallery

Deeply influenced by Rico Lebrun, Vester however differs radically from her teacher. She has inherited his interest in dimensional anatomy but such considerations are nullified by her own tendency to see in flat shapes and textures. Imagine a Lebrun figure arbitrarily cut from its paper so the figure becomes unclear. This shape, now independent, is mounted on paper and worked in polymer or soft collage material. The effect is softer, more comfortable, and design-like. It adapts itself well to such works as her illustrations for poems by Quasimodo in which the handsomeness of the page is more important than the specific illustrative material. Lebrun was an extremely powerful personality. We guess that Georgia Vester is still in process of sorting hers out from his.

William Wilson