Lola Gil 'Outside In Doors' @ KP Projects
For the past two years, Los Angeles based painter Lola Gil has been creating a series of oil paintings inspired by a journey into the subconscious. Outside In Doors is a story of exploration, discovery, enlightenment and growth, as well as messages of comfort and reassurance from experiences gained, and lessons learned. Although each work comes from a personal place, the visuals move beyond the scope of individual experience and invites the viewer to step outside of his or her own reality and in through the door of each painting.
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. Our worlds, and the relationships within our worlds, are seen differently when you begin to listen and observe. – Lola Gil
Outside In Doors is on view through May 6th at KP Projects, 170 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, www.kpprojects.net