5849 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Category: Art Galleries
Kristen Wiig plays Janine in 2007 film The Brothers Solomon, in which she agrees to be a surrogate mother for two hopelessly inept brothers, who want to give their dying father a grandchild to live for. The movie poster feature the very pregnant Janine's bare stomach with the words "They want to put a baby in you" written across her skin, above a smiley face drawn on it with ultrasound gel. The nose of this smiley face covers her belly button and has an unusual, cocoonlike shape. For her current exhibition at Pepin Moore, artist Bobbi Woods acquired 10 of these movie posters and painted over them in matte, beige enamel, leaving only that gel nose visible. You can't tell what it is at all. It's just this mysterious, sinister detail that repeats again and again. 5849 W. Sunset Blvd.; through July 20. (213) 626-0501, pepinmoore.com.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 15. Continues through July 20, 2013