Masks Required

Paulina Peavy with masks. Photo by Sam Vandivert.
Paulina Peavy wore elegant jeweled masks while painting elegantly weird abstractions. Like Titian, Peavy kept paintings in her studio and worked on them for years. Unlike Titian, Peavy believed her art was channeling a nonbinary extraterrestrial named Lacamo (pronounced LA-cum-mo). 

Peavy is the subject of this summer's most recherché sleeper show, "Paulina Peavy: An Etherian Channeler." Curated by Laura Whitcomb, it runs through July 31, 2021, at Beyond Baroque, in the Mike Kelley Gallery, no less. Peavy was a part of the incipient avant garde of pre-WWII L.A., an artist, gallerist, educator, and scenester who knew Morgan Russell, Hans Hofmann, Mabel Alvarez, Lorser Feitelson, and Agnes Pelton.

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Paulina Peavy, untitled, circa 1930s to 1980s
Paulina Peavy, untitled, about 1980