Actualized, and it feels so good is Canadian painter Andre Ethier’s second solo exhibition at Honor Fraser. The artist explores narrative with a haunting hybrid of styles – there are elements of portraiture, still life, folk, and sci-fi in the muddle – attempting to dig into his own subconscious. For the new body of work, on view through September 4, 2010, Ethier believes he’s tapped his own adolescent thoughts. If so, the ideas and themes are as varied as his stylistic influences, and taken all together it makes for fascinating viewing.

Honor Fraser, 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.

Above – a detail of one of several paintings titled Untitled. A selection of other paintings follow.

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