Our good friends at These Days are hosting yet another killer show at their downtown gallery and store. On April 2nd These Days in partnership with Thomas Solomon Art Advisory are hosting an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Nick Waplington entitled, A Display of Panic at a Moment of Absolute Certainty.
Widely known for his work as a photographer – the domestic photo series Living Room, the cultural photo series Surf Riot – Waplington also works extensively with painting, sculpture, found material, video, and generated imagery. Whether it's a sculpture or a painting, his work has sought to represent the beauty in the chaos of the everyday.
A Display of Panic at a Moment of Absolute Certainty comes out of Waplington's past year in Los Angeles, devoting his art practices entirely to painting and drawing. The show will feature a number of large semi-abstract canvases rendering the city’s urban psycho-geography as well as its light and landscape. Once again, his work explores themes of chaos and volatility on a number of levels; in these paintings, Waplington evokes the constantly changing light and weather of Southern California in a time of climate instability, the city’s fragile existence on the edge of the San Andreas fault, and the desperate existence of the many men and women living precarious lives on the fringes of Los Angeles’s prosperity.
THESE DAYS is located on the second floor of 118 Winston Street in Downtown Los Angeles and is open Thursday – Sunday. For more information, These Days can be found online at thesedaysla.com.