PETA ORBACH - ALTER EGOS June 23rd - July 20th 2012 Reception June 23rd 6.00pm-9.00pm LAAA/Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega,LA CA90069 phone:310 652 8272
In this body of work I uses animals as Alter egos. Animals as icons stripped of their individuality and particularity, imbued with a visceral energy that transforms difficult and overwhelming human emotions into archetypes. In these animals we recognize ourselves, our emotions, fear anger shame, love, courage and loyalty, we can look at ourselves with compassion and humour. The work is influenced by African masks and sculpture. Animals these animals are anthropomorphic and each animal has a story to tell.