Edgar Arceneaux Featured in Hyperallergic

In a weekly roundup of 'must see' exhibitions currently on view in Los Angeles, "Hyperallergic" writers Matt Stromberg and  Elisa Wouk Almino including the exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: Skinning the Mirror, on view at Vielmetter Los Angeles through August 21, 2021. They stated:

"Silver nitrate is used in the manufacture of mirrors, but Arceneaux transforms it into a painting medium, creating reflective, fractured, and battered abstractions. The artist’s mother passed away from dementia while he was working on this series, and it reflects the painful breakdown of memory and recognition that he witnessed. Thwarting the mirror’s function to provide an accurate reflection, Arceneaux instead offers poetic sites for contemplation of loss and mourning."

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Image: Edgar Arceneaux, “Skinning the Mirror #11” (2021), silver nitrate, acrylic paint, and glass on canvas (image courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles, photo by Jeff McLane)