Nouar's latest work is sweeter than ever, with three-dimensional elements added to the paintings by this Los Angeles artist. Using a resin-casting process, jelly moulds and candy colours (not to mention food as her muse!), she created plastic additions to give her paintings more depth and complexity. "For this show," Nouar says, "I used food as a visual metaphor to symbolize how dangers are hidden, and how we don't see them coming until it is too late." The transparent elements reveal a layer underneath, visible yet stuck. "Internally Yours" represents the idea of conﬁnement, submission and eternity," Nouar explains. "Sometimes, we ﬁnd ourselves in situations we don't want to be in. It feels like the world has swallowed us up whole."
Internally Yours opens June 11 at Corey Helford in Culver City and runs through June 29, 2011.
In the studio
Five Fiendish Flavours