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Lecia Dole-Recio

Richard Telles Fine Art

Lecia Dole-Recio’s loosely constructivist works on paper and vellum have long demonstrated her deftness at mixing gesture and structure in measured and unpretentious ways. Patterning line and shadow from tactical cuts, cardboard shapes, hand-drawn details, and heavy washes of pastel, fluoresecent, or metallic gouache, the Los Angeles–based artist has cultivated a trademark abstraction that seems poised some- where between the cohesive surfaces of hard-edge painting, the hasty marks of expressionism, and the shifting planes of collage. While Dole-Recio’s fourth solo exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art builds upon this familiar style, it more notably introduces an unanticipated approach into the artist’s practice; in six of the eleven works on view, the artist foregoes mixed media for paint alone, a move that may happily complicate an increasingly recognizable body of formalist work.

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