Gold Rush, by Francesca Gabbiani

I’m really taken by the Canadian-born, Switzerland-raised, LA-based painter Francesca Gabbiani’s rococo naturalism—many of her compositions serve as exquisite frames for empty fields of black or white, turning the paintings into a well or a mirror. It also reminds me of a certian sort of circular panoramic photography that I’m seeing more of these days.

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Gold Rush (2008), colored paper and gouache on paper, from “The Present,” an exhibition of paintings by Francesca Gabbiana, at the Patrick Painter Gallery in Los Angeles, 12 September–24 October 2009 :: via Daily Serving

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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