august 12th, 2023 — september 23th, 2023
Dries Van Noten is honored to present an exhibition by Sam Falls at The Little House, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Dries Van Noten is honored to announce his invitation to Sam Falls to exhibit at The Little House, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles from August 12th through September 30th, 2023.
On view will be a selection of recent work by Sam Falls which merges photography, painting, and installation which results in captivating pieces that invite viewers to explore the relationship between humans and the environment. The works in the exhibition offer a meditation on the sublime dichotomy of mortality, including ceramics combining fossilized images of nature and the human form, as well as found airbags from crashed cars that are embroidered with symbolic idioms on the transience of time and life quoted from ancient Greek and Roman sundials.
Falls' artistic process explores the varying representations of nature and materials through the passage of time. Rain, sunlight, wind, and the gradual effects of weathering all contribute to the unique aesthetic of each piece, creating a dialogue between art and nature that captures the essence of life represented in time and space. By exposing his artwork to elements, he invites the environment to act as a collaborator in reinterpreting organic materials into new forms.
ABOUT SAM FALLS
Concerned with the intimacy of time, the illustration of place, and exploration of mortality, Sam Falls (born 1984 in San Diego, California) has created his own formal language by intertwining photography’s core parameters of time and exposure with nature and her elements. Working largely outdoors with vernacular materials and nature as a site specific subject, Falls abandons mechanical reproduction in favor of a more symbiotic relationship between subject and object. In doing so, he bridges the gap between photography, sculpture, and painting, as well as the divide between artist, object, and viewer.
Recent solo exhibitions by Sam Falls include MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2023); Mori Museum in Tokyo, JP (2022); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US (2018); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Trento and Rovereto, IT (2018); The Kitchen, New York, NY, US (2015); Ballroom Marfa, Texas, TX, US (2015); Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, US (2014); Public Art Fund, New York, NY, US (2014); and LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, US (2013), among others. Sam Falls is represented internationally by 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin.
Photo by Ed Mumford. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco.
© Ed Mumford; Courtesy of Sam Falls and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco.
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