June 7th at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs 313 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles 90036 6-8pm and May 31st 2014 at 5 CAR GARAGE 3-6pm in the alley being Navy st CA 90405. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org for map/parking
Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs in conjunction with 5 Car Garage are pleased to present “Echo’s Drift”, a two-space show of new works by Los Angeles artist David Hendren.
David Hendren’s work embodies a process of hybrid forms in paintings, sculptures and site-specific architectural-scale installations. Disparate subjects such as portraiture, architectural language and geometric abstraction, are layered using a variety of mediums and materials. For the concurrent shows at Five Car Garage and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs, Hendren focuses on how reflection and repetition inform our sensory experience of built environments. The artist compares his abstract language to sound composition and acoustic phenomena. “Echo’s Drift” uses repetition and reflection to manifest the structure of an echo in physical space, and does so in two radically distinct exhibitions.
The exhibition at 5 CAR GARAGE embodies the concept of repetition through an expansive architectural installation and series of paintings. The installation is comprised of sculptural objects that, through their composition and arrangement, express an exploded machine. The composition of the paintings suggests a mechanical process of repeated gestures – an exaggerated distortion – as if the works were audio feedback made manifest.
In concert with 5 CAR GARAGE the works at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs focus primarily on the idea of reflection. Here, Hendren uses it to convey the contemplative nature of self-reflexion, and to magnify the relationship between the built environment and the fluid movements of the body in reflective space. From the intricate mirroring sculptures to the burned wood panel paintings, the simultaneous experience of outer and inner space underpins all the works in the show.
David Hendren received his Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008 and his Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. For his work he’s received a Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, the Cranbrook Art Museum Purchase Award, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a Ruth and Harold Chenven Fellowship. Hendren’s work ranges from expansive architectural installations to sculpture, painting and sound compositions, and has been show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Lisbon and Berlin. In addition to his art practice, he served as Exhibition Designer at the Field Museum in Chicago and collaborates with architects, musicians, and other artists on a variety of projects. Raised in Arkansas, Hendren lives and works in Los Angeles.