Graham Goddard & Luis Becerra
LA Artcore is pleased to present a tandem-solo show in painting and sculpture by Los Angeles artists Graham Goddard and Luis Becerra.
Graham Goddard (b.1982) is a Trinidadian-American conceptual artist known for making visual statements about the environment, spirituality and commoditization through painting, sculpture and site-specific land art installations.
In 2003 Graham Goddard developed the rotating canvas, which allows the viewer to turn the painting 360 degrees, exposing inverted images within his work while exploring the nature of viewer interaction. Today, as viewers insert themselves into the evolution of the imagery featured in the Rotating Canvas, the process of viewing and interacting with the work can be seen as demonstrative of the continually transforming relationships between content and context in contemporary art.
Goddard states, “The notion of dualities within the spectrum of dynamic relationships that emerge when the image is turned and disrupted is particularly interesting to me. I believe that the viewer participates in a pure and direct manipulation of the image, consequently unveiling a variety of aesthetic perspectives that inhabit the multidimensional landscape of the canvas.”
Graham Goddard studied Fine Arts at the University of Southern California (BFA). And has been exhibited at the Skirball Museum, the California African-American Museum and numerous art galleries in the United States and abroad.
Celebrated Los Angeles artist and muralist, Luis Becerra (b.1942) has produced dialectically progressive paintings, sculptures and murals following in the traditions of Diego Rivera, Jose Clement and David Alfaro Siqueiros for over three decades.
Becerra’s portrait-sculptures made of found scrap metal touch viewers with their seamlessly unified, yet potent formal language whose dynamic shapes and materials come into direct contact with human nature and circumstance, symbolizing both the external events of history upon the resolve of the human soul.
Becerra’s mature formal language reflects the unconquerable human soul, its barriers and emotional struggles. Likewise, the artist’s work reminds viewers of the political struggles both past and present.