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Art May, 2 2011

Recap: David Benjamin Sherry – Form Forming Formation

On April 30th the new David Benjamin Sherry exhibition, entitled ‘Form Forming Formation’, opening its doors at OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition is made up of color prints and collage work of the artist.

“With his photographically based collages, Sherry explores specified geometric formations, based on the mathematical design of our planet and solar system. Also referencing crop circle phenomenon, these rectilinear configurations aim to address the varied changes Earth undergoes. The work also serves to chronicle this moment in history, and to raise awareness of the natural world around us, through a visual combination of minimal form and complex pattern.

Sherry’s series of highly saturated chromogenic prints, depicting expressive rock-like structures, continue the dialogue between object and interpretation. Sculptures painstakingly created over time, then later photographed as in Royal Ruin Ultramarine Umbilical Fiend Fallen Cobalt Core, 2011, provoke an explanation of how and why these seemingly figurative forms evolved into abstracted artifacts, and are now frozen in a moment. The anthropomorphic imagery deals with ideas of evolution and shift – the systematic process of alteration and the aesthetic conclusion of transformation.

These contrasting bodies of work create a tension between each other, while they simultaneously begin to draw parallels between Earth’s properties and human existence. Sherry not only uses photography as a documentation of fact, but also as an expression of an unknown future. Each monochromatic image is then both an examination and a certainty, questioning the genesis of how thoughts become reality and illustrating the result of that action into form.”

DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY
Form Forming Formation
April 30 – May 27, 2011
937 N. La Cienega / Los Angeles / CA / 90069

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

A full recap of the opening follows after the jump.

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