Los Angeles

View of “Greg Ito,” 2016.

View of “Greg Ito,” 2016.

Greg Ito

Steve Turner

View of “Greg Ito,” 2016.

Behind an arch made from a plywood room divider whose patterned incisions gave the effect of palm fronds, candles flickered in a purple haze created by the tinted tubing that lined the rim of the pink gallery walls cradling Greg Ito’s “Soothsayer.” The screens prepared one to see the exhibition as a rebus. They evoked the folding screens of a psychic’s reading room and made a sculptural pun on the mystical art of “palm” reading. With a sleight of slender white hands and decorative élan, this glamorous installation, grounded by three handsome paintings, made fashion of fate. Out to Sea (all works 2016) presented a pair of hands tenderly entwined before a rectangular lavender background that floats near the top of the six-by-four-and-a-half-foot taupe canvas (dimensions shared with the other paintings on view). In Home Sweet Home, two hands rose up from a scarlet block gracing the

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