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Strange notations

French artist Guy de Cointet, who moved to L.A. in 1967 and stayed, made drawings and props that were so elegant you sometimes forgot they were eccentric. At Samuel Freeman Gallery in Culver City, colorful props made by the late artist sit on tables and on the floor beneath a few of his drawings. Lost at Sea I ("... from a lagoon to another") is a set of red letters and numbers in a multicolored frame that has three peaks like a mountain. Next to it hangs The Marriage of Electricity and Magnetism, where ink notations that look like they're from a mysterious language swirl down the page. 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd.; through Jan. 12. (310) 449-1479, samuelfreeman.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 1. Continues through Jan. 12, 2012


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