New Approaches to Found Objects
David Lovejoy, Ben Zask and Friends
January 8- February 21, 2015
South Bay Contemporary will host a sculpture/assemblage exhibition at The Loft in San Pedro starting January 17 through February 21, 2015.
The show will be called “Revival: New Works in Found Objects.” It will feature dozens of sculptures made from found objects.
Ben Zask, the show’s curator, is a local artist working in Rancho Palos Verdes. He works with objects from the pre-plastic era of the early 20th century, especially wood and metal objects that have gone brown or green with age.
Zask will begin with an object that he is emotionally attracted to that cannot stand on its own. He handles and works with the item, finding other objects that match up physically and visually. He contrasts elements: rough with smooth; organic with geometric; and as the piece builds, the story builds.
As Zask’s artwork takes shape, it starts to tell a story that may be interpreted in many different ways depending on a person’s life experiences. He likes to say about his finished work: “I stop working on my art when I have an emotional connection to it that is similar to meeting a long lost friend.”
David Lovejoy will also be featured in the show. Lovejoy works out of Los Angeles and creates sculptures from objects from the 1930s and 40s. He prefers to use objects with three-dimensional depth, such as lamps and furniture. He also creates pieces out of mechanical devices.
This will be South Bay Contemporary’s first exhibition in its new San Pedro location:
The Loft, 401 South Mesa Street, third floor, San Pedro 90731.