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Adam de Boer at Hunter Shaw Fine Art (off-site)
December 1, 2020 - December 5, 2020
Hunter Shaw Fine Art presents a solo booth of Adam de Boer, in an off-site space across the street from the gallery on Pico Boulevard. The artist creates paintings using the method of batik, a process of painting with wax and dye on fabric, which he learned from traditional crafts-people in Indonesia while spending time trying to unravel his Dutch-Indonesian heritage.
De Boer’s previous works depicted his time spent in Indonesia, yet for his new paintings, the artist looks to a closer surrounding: Los Angeles. Many of the works were made looking out the artist’s window in downtown L.A.’s fashion district. In his artist statement, De Boer explains that this particular body of work — made in and about Los Angeles, but using traditional Indonesian batik techniques — feels like a breakthrough. “I am proud of a lot of the art that I’ve made over the years, but I think something is happening with these batik paintings about L.A. that feels significant,” he says. “It feels like a synthesis of a lot of what I’ve been thinking and feeling for the last 10 years.” Across the street at the gallery’s main space, a group show called “XX:XX” that reflects on the themes that have shaped 2020.