TL Solien: Disturbances Foreign and Domestic

3 October - 1 November 2020

Over the Influence is pleased to present Disturbances Foreign and Domestic the first solo exhibition of American artist TL Solien with the gallery. The exhibition will be open at Over the Influence, Los Angeles from 03 October – 01 November 2020 and will present a range of canvases and works on paper from 2013 to the present. 


TL Solien (b. 1949, Fargo, ND) creates otherworldly dreamscapes, juxtaposing familiar characters with unusual and outlandish surroundings. Viewers find themselves cast into his idiosyncratic narratives, where strange ceramic tchotchkes, vintage lawn ornaments, and all manner of kitsch memorabilia seem to come alive. And yet his fantastical paintings and drawings, of which a selection from the past five years are included here, are deeply rooted in the real. The clowns, donkeys, sailors, and teapots are out of the bag, and they’ve come marching right to the canvas’s edge, a hodgepodge of seemingly virtuous knickknacks that look you right in the eye. While these cultural artifacts ooze a midcentury Americana innocence, Solien reveals a more nuanced subversive dimension.  


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