If you're looking for something to do tomorrow and you feel like being entertained and inspired, check out Royal/T's newest art exhibit, “I Can't Feel My Face.” Curated by KAWS and taken from the collection of Susan Hancock, “I Can't Feel My Face” shares its title with a painting by KAWS and is a centerpiece of the exhibition, which explores the theme of contemporary portraiture as a vehicle of inherent emotive expression. The faces and figures in the works evoke a range of feelings and offer a view into the fractured imagery and energy of the creative mind. Faces are transposed and contorted, abstracted and obliterated, highly detailed or conversely stripped down to the simplest of lines. Like a human face, the images are each individual, at once recognizable but also unique.
The collection is on view at Royal/T from February 22 through September 7, “I Can't Feel My Face” features works by over 25 contemporary artists including works by Olaf Breuning, Carol Dunham, Andre Ethier, Tom Friedman, Misaki Kawai, Hideaki Kawashima, KAWS, Mike Kelley, Ted Mineo, Takashi Murakami, Mr., Yoshimoto Nara, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Richard Prince, William Sasnal, David Shrigley, Jim Torok and Yan Pei-Ming. Then skip on over to the Honor Fraser Gallery to see “The Long Way Home” which is concurrently showing. Opening reception is tonight! It is the first solo exhibition of new works by KAWS in Los Angeles. Royal/T Neighborhood: Culver City 8910 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 559-6300 www.royal-t.org