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Color Field, Shaped Canvases by Mokha Laget in 2nd Solo Exhibition with David Richard Gallery

A fantastic selection of very colorful, bold paintings by artist Mokha Laget. These new and recent paintings are shaped canvases elegantly interwoven with stunning palettes and color juxtapositions that literally make the paintings pop out of the wall. Laget is a master of color, her pristine hued surfaces combined with keen insights into spacial geometry tempt viewer's with the possibility of three-dimensionality and monumentality on a two-dimensional picture plane.

Laget is able to work in a range of sizes and achieve the same internal tensions and dynamic illusions of volume and space. At the end of the day, these paintings feel-good, a pleasure to view and live with.

Mokha Laget Signal Drift, 2018

Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 108 x 108 x 2”

Mokha Laget Forthcoming, 2019

Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 45 x 36 x 2”

Mokha Laget Bow, 2017 Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 51 x 86 x 2”

Mokha Laget Evenfall, 2019

Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 29 x 36 x 2”

Mokha Laget Slipstream, 2018

Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 63 x 70 x 2”

Mokha Laget In The Offing, 2019 Acrylic and flashe on shaped canvas 62.5 x 54 x 2 inches

Mokha Laget Upwind, 2017 Flashe and pigment on shaped canvas 57.75 x 39 x 2 inches

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All Artworks Copyright © Mokha Laget, Courtesy David Richard Gallery

About Mokha Laget: Born in North Africa, schooled in France and the US, the artist travelled extensively as an international simultaneous interpreter. Her compositions and color palette are richly informed by foreign geography, cultures, and historical art movements. Laget studied at the Corcoran College of Fine Art in Washington, DC with Paul Reed as well as notable Washington DC artists: Leon Berkowitz and Tom Green. She worked as a studio assistant to Gene Davis for many years. Laget’s work consistently pushes beyond the boundaries of the Color School aesthetic and concerns, defying Clement Greenberg’s Modernist orientation of depicted flatness. While her historical and technical knowledge of the Washington Color School and international geometric movements runs deep, her divergent experiences have enabled her to find her singular voice and create a unique and fresh body of work. Mokha Laget has exhibited internationally for the past 30 years, including in France, Spain, Japan, Italy, Canada, Egypt, England and the United States. Her work has been covered in Art in America, The New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Art, Ltd, The New Mexican, THE magazine, Dallas Morning News, TREND Magazine, The Washington Review, and the Santafean. Her work is in the collections of the Ulrich Museum, Art in Embassies, The George Washington Collection, The University of Texas, The Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, The Artery Collection, The National Institutes of Health and included in many prominent national and international private and corporate collections. Laget lives and works “off the grid” in her studio in the mountains of New Mexico.

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