André Goeritz

schadenfreude

January 24 – February 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2 – 6 p.m.

 

schadenfreude is André Goeritz’ second solo show at the gallery and a collection of new sculptural wall pieces. The artist’s new pieces consist predominantly of wall-mounted sculptural works, which stress innate uniformity, materiality, and objective linearity. Uniform in size, each piece is made from the same template with all components cut to ensure dimensions remain the same throughout. The ground is white, surfaces are intercepted by unidirectional lines. Line direction is determined before the surface is attached to the main frame and bent. Predetermining the line’s direction ensures angles are constant after the bend visually disrupts their regularity. Bending the surface creates depth and confounds the perception of what it means to be straight.

In its glorious impotence, art sits, stands, or hangs in various venues around the world. Ever present. Not hopeful–an artist may be hopeful–but art has no hope. It exists. Materially. Pervasively. Objectively. Useless.

André Goeritz is an artist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Goeritz has an MA in Communication and a BA in Theater Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. His work was included in an exhibition The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence at Biola University. In addition he has exhibited work locally, in a solo exhibition at CB1 Gallery, and group exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery, Ann 330 Gallery, and CB1 Gallery.

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