Manuel López “Stepping into the Light” @ Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

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Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present Stepping into the Light, Los Angeles-based artist Manuel López’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view through November 4, 2023. In Stepping into the Light, Manuel López captures the vitality and beauty of the everyday, bringing together urban landscapes and intimate narratives in precisely rendered, idiomatic compositions that speak to the current moment. The paintings call upon personal and art historical sources as wide-ranging as David Hockney, commercial sign painting, the New York School, and Saturday morning cartoons; resulting in work that synthesizes the vibrating vital energy of López’s native Los Angeles into his own aesthetic vernacular. These are his largest canvases to date and this new scale allows for freer, more…

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