Mandy Lyn Ford – Home Sweet Home

Mandy Lyn Ford – Home Sweet Home

May 19 – July 27, 2018
Opening reception: May 19, 2018 6-8pm

Mandy Lyn Ford, Jolene, 2018, acrylic, oil paint, sparkles and canvas on wood panel, 12 by 12 by 1 inches

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yours mine & ours is pleased to present Home Sweet Home, a solo exhibition of new paintings with Mandy Lyn Ford.

Ford’s paintings waiver in and out of objecthood and ultimately come together as a cast of characters from her life. The lush densely built surfaces envelope Ford’s viewer into her world. In each, there’s a sense of depth, a space for one to move in and be enriched by her gestures.

The whimsy of materials—glitter, spray paint, acrylic, and oil—reflect Ford’s desire to mix the high and low, a transition that notes these paintings don’t take themselves too seriously. Similarly, the titles reflect on the distinct timeline of a generation coming of age in the 1990s and 2000s—Jolene, Lil Boo, Jailbroke, and so on. The wisps of acrylic paint, spotting like scales, and seemingly horn-shaped edges, give each of Ford’s paintings a personhood within which her viewer is invited to join.

Mandy Lyn Ford lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Her recent exhibitions include: Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL (2017); SPRING/BREAK, New York, NY (2017); yours mine & ours, New York, NY (2016); TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Somewhere in LA, LTAC, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2015); Vanity Projects, New York, NY & Miami, FL (2015); Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015 & 2014); & Novella Gallery, New York, NY (2014).