Most of the paintings in John Wesley's current exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery are done in his favorite colors: blues and pinks. They're also consistently, intentionally executed, which makes their quirky suggestiveness seem almost natural. Black-haired, naked girls with soft pink skin are on their knees and covering their heads on a baby blue bike helmet Wesley painted in 1973. A similarly pink-skinned nude woman with schoolteacher glasses and bright red lips is on a canvas Wesley painted in 2004. A nude man stands facing her, two hands that must be his — they hardly seem attached to his body — hovering confusedly near her left breast. She looks aloofly downward, as if she hasn't noticed he's there. 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd.; through July 6. (310) 558-3030, davidkordanskygallery.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 18. Continues through July 6, 2013
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