Stars, Dust, Bubble Wrap
Exhibition Dates: December 14 - January 18, 2014
Artist's Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 14
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Any exhibition that lists velvet, acid, bubble wrap, dust, cocaine, H, aluminum, light, nebulae, cyan hair dye, magenta hair dye, yellow hair dye, black hair dye, Hollywood gaps, stripes, torsos, and friends among the materials involved is sure to be interesting. Stars, Dust, Bubble Wrap is Matthew Brandt's second solo show with M+B Gallery and the Hollywood-based artist explores his city as both a landscape and a construct.
The very fabric of Brandt's work engages the stereotypical tropes of the star-studded city Hollywood. Even hearing the name we imagine it in gleaming lights, but the work transforms into everything we don't expect, but probably should. Brandt's works depict starry night skies that are typically obliterated by Hollywood's lights composed with swirls of cocaine on black velvet; decades-old pictures of controversially demolished Los Angeles architectural gems pigmented with the dust from their modern day replacements; striped shirt-wearing torsos that have been burned onto fields of pristine white silk velvet; and abstracted gaps between the letters of the Hollywood sign that glow in hair dye and bubble wrap.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit M+B Gallery