Coleen Sterritt to Exhibit New Works

"And Then Some" Wood, bamboo, strapping tape 99" x 61" x 40" (2012)

“And Then Some”
Wood, bamboo, strapping tape
99″ x 61″ x 40″ (2012)

Another Year in LA will present Torque, an exhibition of recent sculpture and works on paper by Los Angeles artist Coleen Sterritt. Sterritt, one of the “Young Turks,” uses old doors, household fixtures, masking tape, milled lumber, furniture and building materials to create abstract compositions with strong polarities — forms that have a compelling resonance while being familiar and unknown at the same time. Her works on paper incorporate geometric and organic forms, and refer to both man-made and natural forms and structures.

Critic Peter Frank wrote about Sterritt’s work, “You never quite know what’s going to happen with/in/at a Sterritt structure —except that, for all its piling-on of discrete units, it’s going to balance, against all odds, with an entirely unlikely dignity.”

The raw materials and basic DIY quality of her wall tableau “And Then Some” upsets the original use of its components, yet none has been skewed so radically that it is not immediately recognizable. When hung on the wall, they form a sculptural haiku.

Collectively, the sculpture in Torque appears as if it is the residue of the perfect storm, a still point (neither still nor in motion) amidst a tsunami of chaos and material excess.

Coleen Sterritt: Torque
Recent Sculpture and Works on Paper
November 14, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 5-8 PM
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Pacific Design Center, Suite B267
8687 Melrose
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gallery phone: (323)223-4000
www.anotheryearinla.com

The Times Reviews La Gruta Azul

la-et-cm-review-richard-newton-at-jancar-galle-001Great write-up by the Los Angeles Times’ Christopher Knight for Richard Newton’s installation, “La Gruta Azul,” at Jancar Gallery in Chinatown.

With this work, writes Knight, “Newton commemorates shattering loss” in an installation that is “surprisingly refined and even elegant, given the throwaway materials.”

Read the whole review here.

Jancar Gallery
961 Chung King Road
Chinatown
(213) 625-2522
Through Oct. 19
Closed Sunday through Tuesday
For more information on Richard Newton, visit his website here.
“Young Turks” is out on DVD and will soon be available for download and viewing on iTunes and other digital platforms.