Ammon Rost's exhibition "Rudder" @ LTD Los Angeles

In the fallout of a broken heart, specific and at times odd provocations emerge to elicit bittersweet emotions- the smell of a candle, a cat food commercial, a house with a triangular window. It changes person to person, but our brains insist that we ascribe emotional significance to seemingly unrelated, otherwise trivial occurrences. Ammon Rost's paintings for Rudder document a production of unforeseen romantic narratives, where every inclusion, every stroke or line or erasure either comes directly from a real experience, or becomes a representation of one. Every mark a memory. "Rudder" is on view through May 5th at LTD Los Angeles 1119 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Brock