Combining elements of photography and sculpture with a focus on the corollary of arrangement, Luis Gispert's solo exhibition is somewhat of a departure from his previous methods and concerns. "All Oyster, No Pearl" unravels the artist's creative process, as familiar themes now communicate through novel and more instinctual ways.
A series of silver gelatin prints mounted onto customized boxes are in fact closer to sculptures, due to presentation and subject matter. Staged composites pair modern furniture with cheap items. These photographs invite a conversation of quality and attribution of worth, as opposing elements level and ultimately dissolve through the image's final, monochromatic depiction. With a group of freestanding sculptural work, Gispert combines cast sections of Hydro-Stone with factory produced, manufactured elements. The union of handmade and ready-made, here again, alludes to discussions of hierarchy and value.
937 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Saturday, April 7