While John writes about cities, his sister Kathleen Buckley depicts them in paintings and drawings. As she puts it, “Navigating the vast horizontal landscape of the Los Angeles, I feel compelled by, yet detached from the inanimate structures and urban decay that surround me. I offer my own outlook on these surroundings, one reflecting complexly ambivalent relationships between the territory and my individual map and another between the constructs of abstract and representational imagery.”
The piece above, A Herd of Blindspots Makes for a Dense Parking Lot, originally appeared in her 2009 show, “The World’s Got Some Serious Cataracts,” at the Lawrence Asher Gallery. Several of Kathleen’s shows have taken place at this venue, which is located at 5820 Wilshire Blvd. (on the Miracle Mile) in Los Angeles.