Exploring the nature of sinister play, "Hunting and Gaming" by artists Kathy Grayson and Vanessa Prager is currently on view at the Robert Berman Gallery. Grayson and Prager's collaborative exhibit is a perspicacious look at childhood and growing up in today's world.
New York-based Kathy Grayson plays with memory and technology, creating distorted works that feature old family photographs re-imagined with early video gaming effects and digitized portraits that look like abstract explosions of video information. CH favorite and Los Feliz native, Vanessa Prager uses moments in daily life as inspiration for her starkly lit paintings, which feature friends in offbeat situations. The dramatic arrangement of such innocent scenes, like untangling holiday decorations or playing with old toys, portrays an element of mystery that suggests things aren't exactly as innocuous as they may appear.