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Howardena Pindell
Honor Fraser, Culver City, California
Recommendation by Jody Zellen

Howardena Pindell, “Untitled 6F,” 2008-09, mixed media on paper collage, 6 x 11”.

Continuing through October 31, 2015

It’s surprising that Howardena Pindell, who has enjoyed a long and celebrated career, has had little to no exposure in Los Angeles until now. This well conceived exhibition showcases the different facets of her creative output. Pindell's work, while rooted in abstraction, is enriched with conceptual and process art components and identity and social politics.

The abstractions and video drawings on view are connected through Pindell's mark-making techniques. In the video drawings images grabbed from television are overlaid with arrows and numbers then re-photographed to arrive at the final work. These pieces investigate the depiction of violence — be it war or sport — as seen on T.V. A similar obsessiveness is employed in collaging bits of colored paper made with a hole-punch creating all-over decorative patterns. The eye traverses these pieces taking in the texture, pattern and fragmented texts. They display Pindell's uncanny ability to fuse the geometric, the organic and the gestural

Published Courtesy of ArtSceneCal ©2015

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