Sixpack Projects presents this exhibition of California based artists who utilize ordinary objects and materials in transformative ways. Be sure to join us for the opening reception on October 2nd!
LAYER CAKE at Grand Central Art Center, Project Room
curated by Alyssa Cordova and Jeff Rau
October 2 – October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 2nd, 7-10pm
Layer Cake presents a selection of California based artists who all work with the ordinary stuff of our daily lives. From Scotch tape to twist ties, discarded toys to cleaning scrubbers, likely their raw material exists in each of our homes; here it has become something new. These artists gather material, build upon it layer by layer, and produce surprising works that defy concise description. Though we may easily identify the physical constitution of each work in terms of very familiar objects, to experience it in this new form transcends the sum of its parts and becomes something all together more complex and enticing: the layer cake. Utilizing both figurative and physical layering in their work, the artists challenge us to reconsider the product of our contemporary culture: calling attention to the cost of our consumption, challenging us to learn from the debris of our past, and compelling us to search for a better way forward buried within the striations.
Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet
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