On a cold and stormy night earlier this month in Los Angeles, heavy rain pelted the streets outside while a small mob crowded into Allouche Gallery. Heads were craning about to see the creator of the large paintings hanging on the walls—many of them landscapes verging on abstraction, and rather moody themselves. The artist, actor Sharon Stone, was holding court in the gallery’s first room, a striking figure in a black suit accented with gatherings of magenta ruffles.The show, Shedding (until 7 April), is the first solo gallery exhibition for Stone, who took up painting—in an almost feverish way—during Covid-19 lockdowns. The title references all kinds of shedding, she says, including loss.
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