Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun
Nature - as seen through the strange, rough magic of memory - has been the overriding force behind Los Angeles painter Jake Longstreth's latest paintings, his "Particulate Matter" series. Dark or hazy landmasses are rendered with what he describes as "thin, nervous-looking strokes, done in an off-the-cuff manner," in contrast with tonal skies and the occasional rambunctious pink or green cloud. Some of the works from the series will appear in his latest exhibit, a collaborative show at Ever Gold with longtime friend Sean McFarland, a former California College of the Arts master's of fine arts classmate, fellow outdoors aficionado and photographer. We spoke with Longstreth, 37, by phone from Los Angeles.