On Form and Residue
S B LONDON is pleased to present “On Form and Residue.” Two Los Angeles based artists, Steve De Groodt and Jamison Carter, investigate their common sensibilities for materiality while challenging thematic threads of poetics. This exhibition is organized by guest curator Leonardo Bravo. The exhibition is on view November 10, 2007 thru January 19, 2008. The artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, November 10 from 6 to 10pm. S B LONDON is a dramatic north facing space with large windows facing Sunset, located on the second floor at 3740 West Sunset Boulevard, between Lucile Avenue and Edgecliffe Drive.
Steve De Groodt is a highly esteemed artist in Los Angeles' art circles. Consistent throughout his career is his innate ability to allow the intrinsic voice of materials to engage in visual dialogues. De Groodt's attraction to found materials and discarded objects are highlighted by a finely poetic sensibility. His non-narrative combinations and juxtapositions refer to inarticulate deeper reaches of human existence. This most recent body of work is based on handwritten correspondence from family in rural south India. The notation of the letters written in the ancient Kannada language has inspired De Groodt to create this new series of vibrant, colorful, abstract drawings, reliefs, and sculptures. Steve De Groodt is represented by Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.
Jamison Carter's work deals with issues centered on energy, entropy, repetition, and form through formlessness. These latest works question materiality and force the viewer to engage in his questions thereby experiencing the work in one's own personal space. With a series of stamps, Carter sculpts the surface of large sheets of tyvek with calculated placement of impressions. The patterns of the impressions fool the viewer by breaking the flatness of the sheet. The dimensional, molecular-like forms push the limitations of the materials and the boundaries of the frame. His aim is to create an object that engages more than just the manipulation and definition of space, but something that simulates a physical manifestation of the invisible space of the mind. Jamison Carter has exhibited at SpaceCraft Gallery in San Diego, CA, MorYork Gallery in Highland Park, CA, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, amongst others.