Currently on view at Overduin & Co., Los Angeles is “Lies Inside,” a solo exhibition by Math Bass featuring sculpture, painting, performance, and video. Bass’s new paintings titled “Newz!” employ a language of shapes and characters drawn from the stylized abstraction of sign painting. This lexicon of forms acts as a legend of sorts for actions and movements found in Bass’s performances. Painted on raw canvas, the range of composed symbols addresses image production and consumption through a language that may suggest the viewer can “read” the painting. Bass combines immediately recognizable symbols such as fire, smoke, alligators, matchsticks, letters and abstracted symbols into shifting compositions.