The Loop Show
Saturday December 3, 2011 – Sunday January 15, 2012
Robert Larson Red Honey 1995 – 2011 Discarded Marlboro cigarette packages on linen 45 x 90 inches.
Beacon Arts presents The Loop Show, Artist China Adams first curatorial project, that brings together a group of artists whose work collectively presents a vision of the art object as something rich and vibrant born of cast off materials, the things we are leaving behind. The exhibition features sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and collage by Miyoshi Barosh, Thomas Deininger, Amy Drezner, Mark Dutcher, Doug Harvey, Anne Hieronymus, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Robert Larson, John Luckett, Nuttaphol Ma, Stephen McCabe, William Ransom, Dustin Shuler, Don Suggs, Ann Weber, Alexis Zoto, The Institute For Figuring, and China Adams.
The Loop Show opens Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, and runs through January 15th 2012. Exhibition special events include an opening reception on Saturday December 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00pm and a closing reception on Sunday, January 15th, 1:00 – 4:00pm, which will include a gallery walk-through and talk with some of the participating artists. Beacon Arts is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302. Regular gallery hours are from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Thursday through Saturday, Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm. All The Loop Show events are free. For additional information please call 310-419-4077 or visit http:// www.beaconartsbuilding.com
The Loop Show Curator’s Statement-
The Loop Show is an exhibition that focuses on artists who have an established, working relationship with reused materials. The exhibition is framed by contemplation on the problems of excess and material waste:
In our culture, where unfixable appliances, outdated 3 year-old computers, and throw-aways of all types are the norm, it is hard to deny that we have become disconnected with the idea that material of all kinds, whether plastic, rubber, cotton, aluminum, or gold is fundamentally valuable. Woven into this loss of respect for material, is an even more systemic loss of respect for the basic tradition of human, physical labor.
Artists however, typically have an intimate relationship with materials, one that perhaps more than others, honors the preciousness of material. Given this, it seems likely that a movement towards reversing our faulty relationship vis-a-vie people and their materials might start among artists.
In fact, there is a wave of such artists concerning themselves with this very issue of reusing materials to create their art. A great, emerging group of artists have begun seriously addressing the issue of waste, reuse, and the inherent impossibility of continued expansion and growth (of brand new, raw material), both on a global level and in the studio. The Loop Show highlights artists working in this way; artists who are exploring and addressing our “material problem.”