Los Angeles painter Lola Gil is known for her surreal, dreamlike works that reference the artist’s own history and the form itself. Her new show at KP Projects, “Outside in Doors,” collect paintings created over a two year span, which explore the subconscious and toy with scale and memory.
In statement, the artist remarks on how insight from a revered writer has inspired her: “As I worked on ‘Outside In Doors’ I was reminded of a quote from the late American novelist and short-story writer, Kurt Vonnegut: ‘I want to stay as close to the edge as I can, without going over. On the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.’ I find this deeply profound, not just as a catalyst to inspire me to chase the wilder imagination that resides inside of me, but also as a sort of key that unlocks these doors we all tend to be stuck behind.”
“So, I invite the viewer to experience just standing still for a moment and allowing time for reflection and learning.” she adds. “Our worlds, and the relationships within our worlds, are seen differently when you begin to listen and observe.”