David Hendren ECHO’S DRIFT May 31st 2014 – July 30th

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May 31st 2014 at 5 CAR GARAGE and June 7th at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs

ECHO’S DRIFT Five Car Garage and Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs are pleased to present “Echo’s Drift”, a two-space show of new works by Los Angeles artist David Hendren. David Hendren’s work embodies a process of hybrid forms in paintings, sculptures and site-specific architectural-scale installations. Disparate subjects such as portraiture, architectural language and geometric abstraction, are layered using a variety of mediums and materials.

The exhibition at 5 CAR GARAGE embodies the concept of repetition through an expansive architectural installation and series of paintings. The installation is comprised of sculptural objects that, through their composition and arrangement, express an exploded machine. The composition of the paintings suggests a mechanical process of repeated gestures – an exaggerated distortion – as if the works were audio feedback made manifest.

Bio David Hendren received his Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008 and his Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. For his work he’s received a Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, the Cranbrook Art Museum Purchase Award, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a Ruth and Harold Chenven Fellowship. Hendren’s work ranges from expansive architectural installations to sculpture, painting and sound compositions, and has been show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Lisbon and Berlin. In addition to his art practice, he served as Exhibition Designer at the Field Museum in Chicago and collaborates with architects, musicians, and other artists on a variety of projects. Raised in Arkansas, Hendren lives and works in Los Angeles.