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.