• Nancy Reese

    Gagosian | Beverly Hills

    Until recently, Nancy Reese was best known as Ed Ruscha’s collaborator, the artist who painted many of the sublime backdrops to Ruscha’s pithy superimposed texts. Now Reese has emerged, literally and figuratively, from Ruscha’s shadow with a series of eight works that stake her claim as a painter of brilliant technique and visual bravado, but muddled concept.

    Reese’s initial gambit appears to center upon an almost seamless fusion of traditional landscape and still life genres, a pushing of received information to its limit, all the better to deconstruct its rhetorical fallacies. Spectacular sunlit

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