At the center of Lecia Dole-Recio’s paintings stands the materiality of the support medium, on which she works and which she manipulates. Instead of using prefabricated canvases, Dole- Recio usually creates her own surfaces: she collages paper, various kinds of cardboard, and fabric to produce a substratum on which she paints, only to deconstruct the result by carving into it. The saturation and composition of the colors contribute as much to the quality of her work as the depth of the positive and negative spaces she uncovers with the stencil knife. Lecia Dole-Recio lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at the renowned Art Center in Pasadena and CalArts in Valencia, CA. In this Secession exhibition the artist presents a selection of her latest works.