Exhibition of new works by New York based artist Michael Wetzel on view at Kristen Lorello

Kristen Lorello is presenting Bu, a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Michael Wetzel. This is the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery. Sculptures in frescoed plaster with inclusions of found seashells, pebbles, and colored plexiglass are paired with paintings on linen that superimpose landscape, figure, and word. They continue the artist's ongoing exploration of the experience and imaging of place. The geographic reference point in this exhibition is Los Angeles. Wetzel incorporates elements of L.A.'s humanmade and natural landscape into the form and material of his artworks, drawing upon his lived experiences in California, while working from New York. Each sculpture includes a geometric base and elongated torso, capped by a highly embellished head. Found seashells, the outline of canyons and shorelines,

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