RAMONA ROSALES : OUTSIDE THE LINES, Jul 10, 2014 — Aug 24, 2014
1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd
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De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Outside the Lines, Ramona Rosales’ ﬁrst solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
For her latest project, Rosales creates open-ended narratives, suspending the action just after a moment of impact. The scenarios – kinky, offbeat, playful, modish, and sometimes dark – are linked by a color-popping palette and distinctive styling. In each frame, the subject (visible only from below the knee) appears amidst the aftermath of the scene. Rosales carefully stages each episode: building sets, carefully crafting props, even having much of the footwear made-to-rder. Every element becomes a potential signiﬁer with multiple meanings, like a Barthesian narrative meant to be read an inﬁnite number of ways. The plot unfolds at the discretion of the spectator.