Art

Hilary Pecis’s Rose-Tinted Los Angeles Is Not All Fantasy

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Portrait of Hilary Pecis by Amanda Friedman. All images courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery.

“I don’t make pictures of things I don’t like,” says painter Hilary Pecis, standing in the gallery of her hotly anticipated debut exhibition at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. Pecis has enjoyed enthusiastic market attention for her earnestly winsome paintings of happily cluttered domestic interiors, tabletop still lifes, and street scenes of LA, where she lives. The world Pecis describes is simple, harmonious, free from fear, and untroubled by social ills. It is a place that many of us, especially over the past few years, would be glad to escape to.

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