Two Parts of Sam Falls

© Sam Falls

Opening reception:
Saturday, February 18, 2012
6:00–8:00 pm

Exhibition on view:
February 18–March 31, 2012

M+B
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California
(310) 550-0050

China Art Objects
6086 Comey Ave
Los Angeles, California
(323) 965-2264

New work by Sam Falls is featured in a two-part exhibition with M+B and China Art Objects in Los Angeles. Falls’ painted photographs, works on paper, and sculpture are constantly changing, aging, and embody the persistence of time.

Falls uses the photographic process combined with sculptural and painterly materials to exaggerate constant variables such as light and weather. He photographed fabric-draped houses in Joshua Tree, California. The fabric, exposed to the sun, fades with imprints of light. After documenting, he digitally manipulates these images, prints, and paints over them. Falls is able to pause, re-start, and mimic reality. He produces not only an image but a new object, formed over time.

His painted works on linen and colored aluminum and steel sculptures are also intensely representative of signs of life present in inanimate objects. Their responses to the exposure of heat and weathering generate decay and development. Colors and materials tie Falls’ pieces together which serve as an affirmation of time and the life and death of his own artworks.

Falls is featured in Aperture issue 205.