Thomas Solomon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist BRETT LUND. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The show will open at Thomas Solomon Gallery with a reception for the artist on Saturday November 20, 6 – 8 PM at 427 Bernard Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Lund’s ongoing exploration of proto forms – especially figurative and linguistic – continues in his new collection of paintings and sculptural works entitled “ProtoLogos.” Applying abstract strategies to the presentation of human forms (typically female), the artist conflates our notions of art history with perceptions of basest icons. Mixing found and (usually) adhesive materials (plaster, fiberglass cloth, resin) Lund conjures objects in interstitial moments, trapped between form and function, dissolving yet static. Modular, geometric bases interact with the forms suggesting the style of classical presentation, and allow the viewer to complete the picture of each ambiguous figure/head. Found materials suggest Primitivist geometries and early Pop Art.
Brett Lund received his BA degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and MFA degree from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (Sculpture, 2006). He began showing work as a solo artist in 1999, during a residency at Akademie Isotrop, Hamburg, Germany. Previous residencies and studies included Kodolanyi Janos Intézet, Budapest, Hungary; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; and Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France. His first solo exhibitions were at Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg; Daniel Hug, Los Angeles; and Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia. Recent group exhibitions have included Kunst Akademie, Bergen, Norway; Foxy Production, New York City; Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin; and Lehman Maupin, New York City (2010). The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.