COLE CASE - Like A Tuning Fork Struck Upon A Star / January 12 - February 16, 2019


 Cole Case
“Like A Tuning Folk Struck Upon A Star” ”
Dates: January 12 - February 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 12, 5 – 8 pm

 E.C. LINÁ (Chimento Contemporary) is pleased to present our inaugural exhibition.

Like A Tuning Fork Struck Upon A Star is comprised of large-scale landscape oil on linen paintings and a selection of works on paper. The exhibition title is taken from a passage in The Great Gatsby that captures a moment where expectations, fantasies and realities are all about to intersect: The paintings’ subject matter are about those moments, and to Case the very acts of drawing and painting themselves are also those moments.

 In Case’s new work, he is combining the past with the present. His landscape painting merges a robust plein-air drawing practice with a practiced, deliberate, conceptualism-inflected in-studio follow-through. People are making their first appearances in his new work. Some are transparent, some opaque, but they are not the primary subject or focus. They are transient presences in the duration-based worlds he paints.

Case has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Artillery Magazine and other publications. His work was included Underground Pop at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, curated by David Pagel. He has shown at Howard House in Seattle, Washington; the University of California Irvine, Irvine, California; Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, California and the Luckman Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles, among other venues. His work is in the collection of the California Endowment.