Rendered in colored pencil and graphite, the new works of David Jien expand his wild worlds in a show at Richard Heller Gallery. “All Is Not Lost,” running through Nov. 2 at the Santa Monica space, moves between his strange scenes and shelves of curiosities. Jien was last featured on our site here.
“This recent body of work is an expansion of the overarching narrative of Jien’s mythology within the context of his previous two exhibitions with the gallery,” the gallery says. “The drawings in the show push the storyline forward, while at the same time shed light onto the origins and backgrounds of certain characters. Dots that connect with other dots that reveal more dots within Jien’s meta-verse. As with Jien’s previous work, the drawings are delicately and meticulously rendered with color pencils and graphite.”