Oct 6, 2009
' Matt Johnson's
sculptures delightfully explore the paradox of visual forms through unorthodox and surprising materials. The Pianist (After Robert J. Lang) pays tribute to the American physicist and master origami artist who has astounded with his mathematically complex objects crafted from creased paper. Rendered life-sized, Johnson's giant origami masterpiece is made from one 50 foot piece of tarp folded into the shape of a concern piano and player, humorously honouring genius with floppy monumentality. Johnson's choice of blue wrapping is a clever reference to Yves Klein whose signature International Klein Blue (also a scientific marvel) is synonymous with sublimation and glamour theatrically elevating his wonky musician to iconic design status. '
Oct 6, 2009
' Souther Salazar's
work first began to circulate in the early 90's, in the form of photocopied cut-and-paste microcomics and 'zines made in his bedroom as a young teenager in rural Oakdale, CA. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, he moved to Los Angeles. Souther Salazar exhibits his collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures in dense and frenzied installations that encourage exploration and participation by the viewer. His work has appeared in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Portland and Tokyo, and in publications such as Kramers Ergot, Swindle and The Drama and a recent cover feature in Giant Robot. ' (via Jonathan LeVine Gallery