Jouissence – Max Maslansky @ Honor Fraiser

6women-smPaintings made from found bedsheets, pillows and curtains feature gauzy images of intimate and erotic activities. This is an artist who fuses an adept use of paint, colors and materials with subjects that are funny and tragic as well as smutty and smart.

Max Maslansky’s paintings are often of lurid scenes filled with people tangled together, culled from their exhibitionist poses as he renders them in intimate, dreamy colors. Rendered in his signature stain technique, much of Maslansky’s work takes source images from Red Light Lacuna (2011- ), his found archive of compromising selfies and cringe-worthy esoterica, which he shares through social networking websites.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Santa Monica gallery 5 Car Garage. Opens Saturday. April 11, 2015 at 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City,

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