These are a few
Justin Beal, Jedediah Caesar, Kate Costello, Mary Weatherford
The title of this exhibition is meant to conjure a sense of family and of the favorite things therein and perhaps a small fancy of running wild in the Alps with a large Austrian family who perseveres through very trying times.
I find myself, and we find the world, in a similar place where looking to the support of family, friends, and in fact, the greater realm of one’s local community, essential in calming more worldly fears.
My local community is the City of Los Angeles and the 4 artists included in this show all live and work here. I do consider myself fortunate to live in a city with such a rich collection of artists from whom I can select work that is not only dynamic, and compelling, but also simply good and thoughtful…all considerations that seem most appropriate for these times.
I selected the respective works that are featured in this show, based on a variety of criterion including thoughts from the conceptual to the pragmatic and a tad of ruminating about neo-modernism. There was also certainly a sense of desire for works with a strong use of colour, material and/or form. And lastly as always, there is more than a little bit of beauty thrown in for good measure, since it is after all, PARIS.
So I bring to La Ville-Lumière, to JGM Galerie, whom I hold dear, from the City of Angels:
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…
Madeleine Hoffmann, curator