Angela Lane: Beside the Sun

Angela Lane

April 30 - June 11, 2022

4859 Fountain Avenue

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Beside the Sun, a solo exhibition of new paintings by British artist Angela Lane on view at 4859 Fountain Avenue, opening Saturday, April 30, 2022. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. An opening brunch will take place Saturday, April 30 from 11am – 2pm.

Angela Lane paints postcard-size landscapes, aligning herself with the art historical tradition of depicting environments of celestial and mysterious phenomena. Robust pastoral beauty, bathed in soft light or cloaked in fog, is offset by dramatic eclipses, comets, or twin suns. These phenomenons suggest a range of mirages and visions open to broad interpretation, which in Lane’s words “leave the events in the paintings to be their own messengers.”

The intimate scale of Lane’s oil on wood paintings, compels viewers to draw quite near in order to see them properly—giving the sense that these visions are your very own. Despite this commitment to the diminutive, the artist achieves a magnetic sense of drama and verdant solitude. Occasionally certain phenomena are repeated either in title, or through shared compositional elements, suggesting passage of time, or varying moods and emotional states. 

At times informed by recorded accounts of unexplained meteorological events from the early medieval period, the artist also channels her mystical forms through automatism. Her loose brushwork and painterly articulations register gradually. Lane’s interest in spontaneity and inspiration emerges from the desire to look at the spirit and essence of the world, rather than record its surface details.

Angela Lane (b. 1974, United Kingdom) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 

Angela Lane: Beside the Sun

Angela Lane

April 30 - June 11, 2022

EXHIBITION TEXT

Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Beside the Sun, 2022_Anat Ebgi, Installation view
Angela Lane Dualism #1, 2021
Oil on wood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ¹⁄₂ inches / 24.5 x 16.5 cm
Angela Lane Chromatic Abberration, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ³⁄₄ x 6 ⁵⁄₈ inches / 24.8 x 16.8 cm
Angela Lane Eclipse (After Image), 2021
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ¹⁄₂ inches / 24.5 x 16.5 cm
Angela Lane Ghost Light, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ³⁄₄ inches / 24.5 x 17.2 cm
Angela Lane Portal, 2021
Oil on birch plywood, framed 6 ⁵⁄₈ x 4 ⁷⁄₈ inches / 16.8 x 12.4 cm
Angela Lane Phenomenon #41, 2021
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ³⁄₈ inches / 24.5 x 16.2 cm
Angela Lane Supralateral Arcs, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ⁵⁄₈ inches / 24.5 x 16.8 cm
Angela Lane Portal, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ³⁄₄ inches / 24.5 x 17.2 cm
Angela Lane Phenomenon #53, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 9 ⁵⁄₈ x 6 ⁵⁄₈ inches / 24.5 x 16.8 cm
Angela Lane Dualism #2, 2021
Oil on birch plywood, framed 6 ³⁄₄ x 5 inches / 17.2 x 12.7 cm
Angela Lane Light Ray, 2022
Oil on birch plywood, framed 6 ³⁄₄ x 4 ³⁄₄ inches / 17.2 x 12.1 cm
Angela Lane Phantom Sun, 2021
Oil on birch plywood, framed 6 ³⁄₄ x 5 inches / 17.2 x 12.7 cm
Angela Lane Fogbow (After A.T.), 2020
Oil on wood, framed 9 ⁷⁄₈ x 6 ¹⁄₂ inches / 25.1 x 16.5 cm

EXHIBITION TEXT

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Beside the Sun, a solo exhibition of new paintings by British artist Angela Lane on view at 4859 Fountain Avenue, opening Saturday, April 30, 2022. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. An opening brunch will take place Saturday, April 30 from 11am – 2pm.

Angela Lane paints postcard-size landscapes, aligning herself with the art historical tradition of depicting environments of celestial and mysterious phenomena. Robust pastoral beauty, bathed in soft light or cloaked in fog, is offset by dramatic eclipses, comets, or twin suns. These phenomenons suggest a range of mirages and visions open to broad interpretation, which in Lane’s words “leave the events in the paintings to be their own messengers.”

The intimate scale of Lane’s oil on wood paintings, compels viewers to draw quite near in order to see them properly—giving the sense that these visions are your very own. Despite this commitment to the diminutive, the artist achieves a magnetic sense of drama and verdant solitude. Occasionally certain phenomena are repeated either in title, or through shared compositional elements, suggesting passage of time, or varying moods and emotional states. 

At times informed by recorded accounts of unexplained meteorological events from the early medieval period, the artist also channels her mystical forms through automatism. Her loose brushwork and painterly articulations register gradually. Lane’s interest in spontaneity and inspiration emerges from the desire to look at the spirit and essence of the world, rather than record its surface details.

Angela Lane (b. 1974, United Kingdom) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 

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