April 30, 2021 – July 5, 2021
Artists’ Reception: May 1, 2021
Molly Larkey is a Los Angeles born and based artist. In her art, writing and activism, she suggests ways to imagine a world in which beneficial structures replace ones based in alienation and control. She has exhibited widely with museums and galleries internationally, including solo exhibitions at PS1 MOMA, New York; Gallery 12.26, Dallas; Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum and Los Angeles; Dutton Gallery, New York; Human Resources, Los Angeles; and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, among others. Her work was featured in “The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture,” at the Saatchi Gallery in London and “The Beyond” at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Her writing has been published with Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), and Haunt Journal of Art. In 2019, she founded People’s Pottery Project, an artist-driven initiative whose mission is to empower formerly incarcerated women, trans, and nonbinary individuals through the arts.
Los Angeles-based Brian Wills makes multimedia works that bridge painting and wall sculpture. Wills creates his works by wrapping colored thread around thin strips of wood, which he then encases in paint and polyurethane and mounts on the wall. His process has a labor intensity that the artist associates with craftsmanship; in Will’s own words, his works could be considered “minimal in nature” and “a bit obsessive”. While his compositions are frequently geometric and patterned, the simultaneously glossy and textured surface of these works is meant to reflect light differently depending on the position of the viewer. Wills has more recently begun to create freestanding sculpture using a similar process. His influences include James Turrell, Pieter Brueghel, Josef Albers, and Agnes Martin.