This Saturday, LeBasse Projects will debut an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Known for her meticulous painting methods and refined images of pop culture, Haslam once again draws attention to constructed societal roles and anobsession with youth and perfection in a haunting new series entitled “Floating Gardens.”
In the artist's latest body of work, young, beautiful girls inhabit mystical garden spaces overgrown with foliage. Their hairstyles are coiffed perfectly and their outfits impeccable. The only disturbance is in their expressions, heavy with ennui and listlessness. The ambivalent female figures hint at the veiled but dangerous sexuality of Lolita. Standing amidst the flowers to which they are analogous, the girls are still in bloom.
Saturday, March 2nd 6-9pm LeBasse Projects 6023 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 lebasseprojects.com