This is not Shurts first solo exhibition ANYWHERE apparently but her fifth. I like the first part of the description of Shurts paintings in the press releases; “Shurts' latest work embodies a nostalgic longing for getaways and vacationlands of both a recollected past and an idealized future.”
Isn’t that a nice sentence? It makes me want to see the show. And here I was talking to a friend about how galleries write terrible press releases, even worse than when rock bands try to write their own PR. And here comes RARE to prove me wrong.
Shurts did her undergraduate work at University of California at Irvine and received an MFA from California State University at Long Beach. She has been exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Pacific Design Center, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Gatov Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and LOFT Gallery. She has also been included in two recent issues of New American Paintings (#87 & #91).