Defining a territory where theater, nature and devastation appeal to our subconscious by depicting a reality that is beyond explanation, the paintings in Understory take as their starting point masterfully rendered landscapes inspired by the Hudson River School. Pulling connections between the stories of Genesis, Paradise Lost, and Frankenstein, creation and reanimation are prominent themes. In today’s (and tomorrow’s) world which is wrought by perpetual environmental struggle, Deirup’s pictures offer a colorful refuge, full of orange extension cords, necklaces, coins, toothbrushes, milk cartons, tin cans that appear again and again, referencing human kind’s hand in the landscape. 3311 E. Pico Blvd., Boyle Heights; Opening reception: Saturday, August 27, 4-8pm; On view through October 15; free; deboergallery.com.
Myth & Making: Arts Calendar August 25-31
Kirsten Deirup: Understory at De Boer Gallery
August 25, 2022