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Euphoria: Paintings by Miriam Wosk

Project Room 1 Sep 9–Nov 25, 2006

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Sep 9–Nov 25, 2006

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Miriam Wosk, Time, Space, Cosmology and Life, 2003–2005 (detail)
Miriam Wosk, The Grotto, 2006, Acrylic crystals, pearls, beads, sequins, glitter, starfish, coral, cactus spines, organic materials, collaged paper, and mixed media on canvas, 66 x 119 in., Courtesy of The Miriam Wosk Family Trust

The first solo museum exhibition of Santa Monica-based artist Miriam Wosk, Euphoria featured three large-scale paintings that were deeply encrusted with a glorious profusion of pearls, glitter, crystals, starfish, collage, and paint. The works resonated palpably with the energy of counterpoints–intuition balanced against craft, physicality in conversation with spirituality, and precision coupled with abandon. Combining pictorial elegance with audacious excess, Wosk explored a fantastical, primordial universe born of pouring, painting, airbrushing, gluing, embedding, and coating in a devotional, mantra-like repetition.