A few months back, one of the kind folks at the Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, CA asked me to contribute a few pieces to an upcoming group sculpture show. I was glad to oblige, and here's one of the strange knitted tableaux that I contributed. I'll show the other one in a bit.
This one is inspired by the colors in a 1940s-era landscape print Jeff and I recently purchased at a thrift store in the Central Valley. Sort of naturey... but more intense than nature. Although I took the photo of the piece laying on the ground, it's meant to be displayed with the knitted backdrop hanging on the wall, with the four toys standing against it on a shelf positioned just below the backdrop.
The show (it's called "Cast") opens this weekend (Saturday the 17th) - if you are in or around LA, check it out! They've started posting photos some of the other pieces that will be in the show, and they are incredible. Here's a full list of the other artists contributing to the show: Evah Fan, Gary Garay, Jungmin Koh, Albert Reyes, Florencio Zavala, Rachell Sumpter, Luke Ramsey, Patrick Roberts, Esther Watson, Mark Todd, and Mari Araki. Fantastic!
A close up of some of the figures:
Click on the photos for larger versions. Deeply #1!