Curated by Leslie Kneisel
Participating Artists: Alison Foshee, David Grant,
Mery Lynn McCorkle, Jon Rajkovich, Shirley Tse, Mireille Vautier
Exhibition Dates: August 6 - September 4, 2010
Conversation: Saturday, August 21st @ 3 pm
The artists in NOT BIODEGRADABLE employ plastics or petroleum-based products in their process, either referentially, materially or both. With the exception of one, the artists are from Los Angeles. Linked through their choice of materials, they share a passion for how the non-biodegradable can be manipulated.
Playfulness, exuberant obsessiveness and a love of color permeate their artwork. Each artist uniquely explores the capabilities of their chosen material. Whether plastic (which lasts hundreds of years), or petroleum (often wasted on fueling cars), the creative results suggest they may be better utilized in making art – then at least the art would endure forever.
|Alison Foshee, "Mother Board" (detail), push pins on cardboard, 8'x14'.|
|David Grant, "Damon", sculptural latex.|
|Jon Rajkovich, "Blackadder", welded plastic, pvc, epoxy, aluminum and |
wood, 43 x 20 x 7"
|Shirley Tse, "Vagabond or Wanderlust? #1", plastic bag, 24 x 34 x 2".|
|Mireille Vautier, "Mue", embroideries on plastic.|