Experimentation. Reflection. Wild ensembles. Photos show 5 L.A. artists working under quarantine

Experimentation. Reflection. Wild ensembles. Photos show 5 L.A. artists working under quarantine

Painter Monica Majoli in her Highland Park home studio. Despite the stresses of the epidemic, she continues to work on prints for her “Blueboys” series. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Painter Monica Majoli’s latest series captures the blissful ecstasies of living as an epidemic looms on the horizon. Titled “Blueboys,” her alluring white-line woodcuts are inspired by the 1970s gay porn magazine of the same name, expressions of ebullient male sexuality before HIV/AIDS was part of the social equation.