Kristy Luck
& Spencer Carmona
Not Dark Yet

May 4 – May 27, 2018

Not Dark Yet brings together the paintings of Los Angeles-based artists Kristy Luck and Spencer Carmona. The work of these two artists references landscape imagery as a setting for the act of painting to take place. Dusk, dawn, the in-between, the transitioning times in nature are full of saturated and sensorial intensity. For Luck and Carmona, these are the times most ripe for metaphor. Both artists look to landscape as a central subject and formal device for investigating their individual material and emotional interests. Beyond landscape, the perceived psychological values of colors contribute to the content of the work and their atmospheric relationships to one another. Intending to evoke emotional responses from the viewer, the use of color as the main vehicle for emotion is paramount to the works’ creation and reception.

Kristy Luck (b. 1985, Woodstock, IL) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She holds an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Rockford University. Her works have been exhibited in London, LA, New York, Chicago and Iceland with recent shows at HILDE, Beers London, Shrine and SPRING/BREAK. She was awarded a Lighthouse Works Fellowship this past fall and is working on an upcoming exhibition with Projet Pangee in Montreal.

Spencer Carmona (b. 1989) lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from California State University Stanislaus in 2012 with a BFA in mixed emphasis and in 2015 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in painting and drawing. His work has been exhibited in Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and throughout the Central Valley of California with recent shows at Big Pictures Los Angeles and at Jacob’s Los Angeles.