Rosamund Felsen Gallery is pleased to announce a unique exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artists, Lavi Daniel. In our first two gallery rooms, Lavi Daniel will display over a dozen new paintings alongside five small sculptures. Taking as a point of departure Sassetta’s 15th Century painting, “The Journey of the Magi,” Lavi Daniel’s new body of abstract paintings maintain the diagonal lines, conflated spaces, and rich coloration of the Sassetta piece, but has immediately diverted away from figuration entirely, making for a series of chromatically intense, distinctly opulent paintings that seduce the viewer into a fluctuated, wobbly mode of perception. In these paintings, both shape and color indicate their own discrete and fleeting spatial relationships, and this fluctuation – between, say, fore- and background – asserts itself as a declaration for attuned spontaneity. Lavi Daniel is not painting any thing, but rather ordering forms along progressions in space. Like his paintings, Daniel’s new group of sculptures confounds space. Each sculpture is built up and formed from various clusters and globs of used paint found in his studio, creating a rich and colorful mass that induces some of the same intense chromatic and phenomenal intricacies of his paintings. The difference is that with these sculptures, form and volume are now literalized, marking the reactions to physical space and its limitations.