“Also captivating are...the innovative reliefs of Ynez Johnston at Louis Stern Fine Arts, richly symbolic atlases that seemed to draw simultaneously from Paul Klee and Sufi mysticism.”
Survey Sector Booth S13: Ynez Johnston
Meridians Sector Booth M17: Alfredo Ramos Martínez
After decades of restoring master paintings for museums, the artist delves into his own creativity with original paintings.
As a contemporary complement to the historical exhibition “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945” that independent curator Michael Duncan organized with the Crocker Art Museum (and which can be seen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 19), Duncan has assembled together this smart and lustrous exhibition that explores how the goals of the Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) have continued to thrive in a variety of ways through the present day. Like the TPG artists, whose stated mission was “to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual,” the three generations of mostly West Coast artists in “Transcendent” share many of the same concerns. Some observe the natural world through a spiritual lens, others create abstract mandalas, and most approach art making as a form of meditation.