On May 2, 2013, Guided by Invoices will open an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Sean Scherer.
In the ambitious body of new works on view, Scherer expands the vocabulary of a practice informed by early 20th century abstraction and the Russian avant-garde in particular, with decorative geometric work from Islamic tile to 1960's mod fashion patterns.
Here, large works on canvas and intimate pencil drawings reveal the path leading to a breakthrough in Scherer’s practice in which machine and human forms morph and intertwine. The resulting works are powerful and engaging expressions of pure life forces and regenerating permutations. They are akin to both machine and human structures at once referencing industrial manuals as well as blood and artery flow charts.
Sean Scherer attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. In 2007 he founded Kabinett & Kammer, a design and lifestyle brand that specializes in 19th century objects, instructional posters and diagrams. This is his first show at Guided by Invoices.
The exhibition will continue through June 8th, 2013. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.guidedbyinvoices.us.