As the followup exhibition to a highly successful and popular solo presentation by Jen Stark, Martha Otero presents a group show featuring artists from its solid roster, as well as some additional guests. Named after the Roman writer, architect, engineer, and soldier, Vitruvius includes work by Jonathan Brand, Gregory Euclide, Jacob Hashimoto, James Jean, Saelee Oh, Alexander Tarrant, and Eric White.
Vitruvius was a esteemed and revered renaissance man who kept to the spirit of the past, but with a innovative and creative drive that was fueled by experimentation and reinvention. These characteristics are reflected by pieces in the exhibition such as Eric White’s reinterpretation of popular classic album covers and Jonathan Brand’s paper-pieced Ford motor that he recalls from a childhood steeped in auto industry culture. See those pieces and more here. Vitruvius opens on Friday, Jan 18 at 820 North Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles.
Jacob Hashimoto – “Near the Edge of the World”, 2012 – Acrylic on paper, nylon, thread, bamboo, wood
Alexander Tarrant – “Dogg Blunt”, 2013 Swisher Sweets Cigar Wrap, Marijuana, Saliva of Musician Calvin Broadus
James Jean – “BTRFLY | Bangle BW”, 2012
Eric White – “FranĂ§oise Hardy”, 2011 – oil on panel
Jonathan Brand – “Motor”, 2011 – Archival inkjet print on paper, PVA glue
Jonathan Brand â€“ â€śMotorâ€ť, 2011 â€“ Archival inkjet print on paper, PVA glue – detail
Saelee Oh – “Wild Strawberry Feasts for Wild Beasts”, 2013 – Hand-cut paper, acrylic, graphite and watercolor on mat board
Eric White – “The KĂ¶ln Concert”, 2011 – oil on panel
Gregory Euclide – “Surrounding my hands in the stain of warmth sinking”, 2011 – Acrylic, pencil, found foam, lichen, lily seed, moss, mylar, photo transfer, pine, plastic, sage, sedum, sponge, wood, wire
Jacob Hashimoto – “Near the Edge of the World”, 2012 – detail
Jacob Hashimoto â€“ â€śNear the Edge of the Worldâ€ť, 2012 â€“ detail