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Back with an L.A. solo show, Joe Fay hasn't missed a step

Back with an L.A. solo show, Joe Fay hasn't missed a step

From 1981 to 1991, Joe Fay had 11 solo shows in Los Angeles. His works were included in 27 group exhibitions around Southern California. In 1993, he moved to Montana. He has not had a solo show in Los Angeles in 24 years. At Craig Krull Gallery, “Wild Heart” reveals that Fay has not missed a beat. Nine modestly scaled paintings and one small wall sculpture are compact dynamos: juicy puddles of viscous acrylic that Fay has poured atop one another in loose patterns. The silhouettes of some take the shape of starfish. Others are simple geometric shapes that appear to be dissolving, their neat contours going all wiggly-squiggly. Still others are blobs: irregular splats and...

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