L2kontemporary 2009


(re)cycle
post industrial art for the post industrial age
at L2kontemporary gallery
January 3-January 31, 2009
Los Angeles, CA

Featuring art by Linda Vallejo and Steven Rivers

 


 

In (re)cycle Linda Vallejo’s art will present multiple double-entendres circling around the idea of recycling trash, recycling attitudes, and recycling art. Vallejo will present Earth’s Altar Diorama and Earth’s Altar Silver, mixed-media postproduction sculptures “recycling” the artists paintings to create shrines commemorating the rapidly vanishing beauties of the our wild spaces. Western religious art also underlies the shapes of Postmodern Trash that recycles the detritus of our daily lives into deeply ironic shrines and votive objects. Vallejo will also present Censored, mixed media newspaper collages penetrating contemporary political and social issues.

 


 

Ann Landi, Contributing Editor of ARTnews and author of the Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art

That Vallejo is able to channel and draw on so many aspects of her experience without breaking stride or overloading the viewer is a testament to her strengths as an artist.

 


 

William Moreno, past director of the Mexican Museum, San Francisco and the Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

Vallejo’s interests and subject-matter spans are considerable. Themes of beauty, consumption, war, excess, world pollution, iconic references to international indigenous peoples and earth-based installations all reside in her works.  In (re)cycle Linda Vallejo art presents multiple double-entendres circling around the idea of recycling trash, recycling attitudes, and recycling art.  Earth’s Altar Diorama and Earth’s Altar Silver, mixed-media post-production sculptures “recycle” the artists paintings to create shrines commemorating the rapidly vanishing beauties of the our wild spaces. Western religious art also underlies the shapes of Postmodern Trash that recycles the detritus of our daily lives into deeply ironic shrines and votive objects.

 

Experience LA article

ArtSlant Article

ArtScene Cal Press Release

 

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