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Lisa Alisa & Dave Flores, “A Distorted Lens” @ LeBasse Projects

Lisa Alisa , "Milk"

Dave Flores, "Then She Did"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LeBasse Projects presents:

“A Distorted Lens”
New work from David Flores and Lisa Alisa

July 18th – August 8th
Artist reception: Saturday, July 18th, 7-10pm

Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, A Distorted Lens, a two-artist exhibition featuring gallery artists David Flores and Lisa Alisa. Both artists have worked with the gallery since the first group show hosted by director Beau Basse in 2005. Coming full circle, the artists are each presenting new bodies of work to open the summer season at LeBasse Projects' new gallery.

While each artist works in a very “Superflat” style they each have very different cultural influences. In his first Los Angeles show since 2006, Flores delivers all new artwork that embodies his unique interpretation of pop iconography. In addition to his paintings he has embellished dozens of vintage fashion, music and news magazine spreads with his vision of the world around him. Flores' stained-glass window style creates a warped view of the pop icons he simultaneously idolizes and mocks.

Lisa Alisa also follows the superflat style laid out by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, although her work tends to have much more obvious bite. Generally featuring thinly veiled self-portraits, her paintings are what she refers to as “new feminist” artwork. While bloody and violent, the paintings are a metaphor for both the brutality of life and the desire for change within the artist herself. There’s a thick vein of dark, surreal humor running through the images

The pair both paint in the “superflat” style, but have clearly found their own voices in making their individual commentary on society. Alisa is openly shouting her feminist views while Flores' work is subtly, but undeniably masculine. Together Alisa and Flores reflect both sides of the sexual dynamic that rages between men and women.

About David Flores
A well-established international artist, David Flores has sold out shows from New York to Tokyo. His easily identifiable style has been seen on magazine covers the world over as well as on products for companies like Vans, Oakley, Medicom, X-Large and Shorty's as well as being commissioned by companies like Disney and Fox to mock up his versions of their characters. His designs have been seen on clothing worn by celebrities from Paris Hilton, skate legend Chad Muska to baseball superstar Daisuke Matsuzaka.

About Lisa Alisa
Since immigrating to New York in 2004, Lisa Alisa has pushed her hyper-stylized and violently feminine self-portraits to shows across the country. Her work has also garnered significant media attention as she has been featured in magazines like Complex, Vapors, Arkitip, Faesthetic, Flaunt and Design Week UK. Currently she is part of the Scion Installation Tour 2009 and has recently exhibited work in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Miami and Los Angeles.

About LeBasse Projects
LeBasse Projects is focused on developing the careers of a select group of domestic and international emerging contemporary artists. Opening its doors in Los Angeles' Culver City Arts District LeBasse Projects will undoubtedly become the destination for both established and first time collectors through a commitment to spotlighting fresh, relevant and poignant new works by their artists.

The new gallery will be focused on developing the careers of a select group of domestic and international contemporary artists including Yoskay Yamamoto, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, Melissa Haslam, Rebecca Urias, Meryl Donoghue, Thomas Doyle and more.

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LeBasse Projects 6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.558.0200 contact@lebasseprojects.com Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12-6p