Matrushka Construction is pleased to present SHOWCASE #1 which includes work by Los Angeles based artists ALISON FREY ANDERSSON, LESTER MONZON, MATTHEW SCARLETT, ANDRE YI, curated by Rory Devine.
The exhibition, opening Friday, Sept 30, 2016, is the first in a series of planned exhibitions presented by Curator Rory Devine. This exhibition continues the tradition established by Matrushka Construction for showcasing contemporary art, primarily by Los Angeles Artists, in it's Silverlake location.
Devine's curatorial approach has often been to display works by artist peers to create an informal, casual contemporary art dialogue, as well as highlight the unique nature of each artists contribution..
Alison Frey Andersson has made paintings and sculptures out of dyed and shredded denim, hot pink thread, casual furniture and often incorporates unexpected tactile elements. Her work references the sea, as a silent, poetic source of inspiration, and also challenges the viewer in her unconventional approach to art making.
Lester Monzon is a respected painter who has, through an impressive body of work, created intriguing paintings which juxtapose a formal, imposed grid structure with loaded brushstrokes and mark making. Monzon's work frequently contains a masterful mixture of painterly intuition and intelligence.
Matthew Scarlett is a painter making work in urban Los Angeles. His seemingly banal, "noir-ish" paintings of tire stacks, construction sites, painted rock walls and unpopulated urban scenes, are both wonderfully executed and emotionally complex. They compel the viewer to question how much of modern life we take for granted living in a crowded, car fueled, urban landscape.
Andre Yi's collages and sculptures are both humble and wildly ambitious. At first glance, references to such diverse artists as Vladimir Tatlin, Richard Tuttle and Pedro Cabrita Reiss abound, when upon further reflection, Yi's work reveals a sensibility all its' own, a compelling collision of formal concerns, materiality and design.
Alison Frey Andersson's work is represented by c.nichols project, Los Angeles
Lester Monzon's work is represented by Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City
For further inquiries regarding this exhibituion or the artists included, please contact:
Laura Howe: email@example.com
Rory Devine: firstname.lastname@example.org
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