Building a Brick

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The Grinder Acrylic / Mixed Media
Building a Brick
Curated by: Design Matters

11527 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
February 18th, 2012 - February 18th, 2012
Opening: February 18th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

santa monica/venice
W-F 11-6, Sat 1-5, or by appointment
mixed-media, figurative, modern


Design Matters challenged Lusby to create a body of work that relates to architecture and the process of building, which resulted in the conception of his new body of work: “Building a Brick.” This series focuses on the importance of the final result, whether it’s the Disney Music Hall or the Sydney Opera house, placing a magnifying glass on those who truly enable the end result of these iconic landmarks. Though the architects and designer are highly celebrated within our culture, we find the framer, electrician and plumber, those who are tangibly responsible for the creation of said projects, are imprudently forgotten. Ironically, once construction is complete, these seemingly invisible contributors are often unable to gain entrance into what was once their workspace- unless they buy a ticket, full price of course. With the state of the economy, and the high rate of unemployed construction workers, it seems appropriate to celebrate their role in realizing a creative vision. Ultimately, Lusby’s investigation of the builder allows us to see the ordinary, as extraordinary. 

This will be the first show in Design Matters new space in West LA. Having just finished building out our gallery space we owe a due “Thank You” to those who helped create the space.

Lusby was born in Portland, Oregon in 1978, then raised in Southern California. He refined his talent at the Orange County High School of the Arts, and subsequently received a scholarship to attend Laguna College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in painting and drawing. In his work, Lusby utilizes a mix of oil and aerosol paint, and collage to create his narrative portraiture.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday-Friday 11-6, Saturday 1-5 and by appointment

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