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Redbarkpeel #4, 2008 Sewn Cardboard, Paper
Germination Station

825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
April 26th, 2008 - May 30th, 2008
Opening: April 26th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.laaa.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
west hollywood/b.h.
EMAIL:  
gallery825@laaa.org
PHONE:  
310.652.8272
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 10-5
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Los Angeles Art Association
TAGS:  
abstract, mixed-media, installation, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Sophia Allison featuring mixed-media sculpture and installations.

Sophia's abstract soft-sculptural sewn works are created from artificial, humble, recycled, common materials. Used coffee filters, discarded consumer packaging, fabric scraps, and bits of cardboard are torn, ripped, cut, collaged and then machine sewn together in ways that echo forms in natural objects. The sewing machine acts as a drawing and binding instrument and the seams, edges and threads are left exposed and rough. In a work titled "Rootlimb," the reverse side of the product packaging -the grey and brown cardboard- is exposed, imitating bark-like color. The brightly colored packaging normally on prominent retail display is only visible from the interior of the work. Her sculptures act as weird amorphous objects or bits of landscape that interact with each other and border the line between beautiful and absurd.