Kelly Akashi and Cayetano Ferrer
July 26 2019 - September 18 2019
Opening Friday, July 26 from 6 to 8 PM
Terrestrial epiphyte sprouts, screen negative. Steel roots, planular log, silicate stems.
Interlocked breath and pressure—molten glass conformed to a heat-shocked mold of sand and lime. Fissures recomposed under weight of a reclining bell bubble.
Folded furniture and mimetic prosthetic. Compartments and platforms for pattern-impressed vessels, located and rotated, inset and offset.
Orbiting lights, bell body lens, refracting an envelope of rays.
Eclipse is an exhibition of collaborative works by Kelly Akashi and Cayetano Ferrer. This show merges materials and processes inherent to their individual practices and expands on conversations developed while living and working together. The exhibition will span across two locations, with an offsite work available for viewing by appointment from July 27 - September 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Born in 1983, Kelly Akashi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Akashi graduated with an MFA from the University of Southern California in 2014. She also studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2006. Winner of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize, Akashi will present an upcoming solo exhibition at the foundation in Ojai, California, as well as at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2019). Other important solo exhibitions include Figure Shifter at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2019) and Long Exposure curated by Ruba Katrib at the SculptureCenter, New York (2017). The artist’s work was featured in the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. (2016); other notable group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); Take me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffmann, and Kelly Taxter, Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015).Kelly Akashi’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; CC Foundation, Shanghai; M WOODS, Beijing; The Perimeter, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Sifang Museum, Nanjing, among others.
Cayetano Ferrer (b. 1981, Honolulu, Hawaii; lives and works in Los Angeles) received his MFA from the University of Southern California and BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has held solo exhibitions at Southard Reid, London, UK (2018); Podium, Oslo, Norway (2018); Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA (2015). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017); Hessel Museum of Art, Bard, NY (2015); Swiss Institute, New York (2014), and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012). Ferrer was awarded a 2015 Art + Technology Lab grant from Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a 2013 Artadia Award.
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