High Energy Constructs is pleased to celebrate its two year anniversary, presenting GENESIS, David Brady’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibit will include new sculpture and works on paper.
Brady explores what it means to be human, creating work that stresses
the equivocacy of life. Within the multitude of material and
methodology, Brady’s oeuvre suggests narratives comprised by an
eccentric, seductive visual language, and meticulous craftsmanship.
Building on that foundation, the resulting effort abandons typical
conformity and emphasizes the aesthetic qualities of form and
symbolism. Some past and recurring mainsprings for Brady’s art
include: sex and violence, science and technology, philosophy and
religion, and time and space.
For Genesis, Brady
presents work steeped in a rich base of ideas and beliefs about
creation and existence. Custom wallpaper, bullet proof glass,
industrial grade tow chain, acrylic finger nail tips, manmade crystals,
and computer generated models fill the gallery space. The
multi-disciplinary, disparate display balances cerebral formalism with
sentiment. In particular, Gustave Courbet’s “L'Origine du monde”
becomes an obsessive entry point for Brady’s evolving speculation,
reinterpreting the 19th Century painting into a continual study for
wallpaper. Over the course of six years Brady has worked on this idea
of wallpaper, drawn from the internet pornography pool and reduced into
infinite decorative patterns. Brady exposes a new world through the
repurposing of media, content, reference, and the marriage of public
and domestic relationships.
About the artist:
David Brady is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily as a sculptor. Born in 1978, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS’ inaugural artist with his solo exhibition “Max Jewel,” in February 2006.