Positions of Power at UTA Artist Space

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The UTA Artist Space has a surprise in store for visitors walking in to see LA-based Ferrari Sheppard’s Positions of Power (on view until 15 May). The galleries are dimly lit, with spotlights glowing on each painting to emphasize the drama of each portrait and highlight each work’s layers. Sheppard’s dynamic portraits combine figurative and abstract elements. These large paintings (made using acrylic and charcoal, with flecks of gold leaf) are displayed in the striking setting with a massive Rick Owens wood bench in the middle of the gallery.