5229 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
ph: 213 291 7908
featuring Jackie Stanton and introducing W.B. Fontenot
Exhibition on View: March 21st - April 18th
The Misfits of Room 210
In W.B. Fontenot’s most recent body of work the audience is allowed a voyeuristic look into the theatrical world that he has created. Each Misfit carries a secret: lust, loneliness, faith, fear, jealousy, spite? The frozen moments in time leave you expecting, anxious; anything might happen. Single frames that have the feeling of being extracted from a larger moving picture supply the impression that you are only getting a glimpse of an ongoing story, an intimate story that was never intended for you to see. The colors and the costumes may invite you in, but one cannot help sense that the moments captured between Fontenot’s lens and these Misfits are wholly private. It is curiosity that drives the longing to know more. Is death looming around the corner? Did she stay faithful to him? With a sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at life, Fontenot winks at us from within the frame. Never taking himself too seriously, he strikes the perfect balance of playfulness, sexuality and raw human emotion. Cella Gallery welcomes W.B. Fontenot.