September 17 - October 15 2011
Saturday, September 17th
7 - 10pm
Young Art presents Artists Only, an exhibition of new work by Paul Forney. The opening reception will be held Saturday September 17, from 7 to 10pm, and the exhibition will remain on view through October 15 2011.
Artists Only features a selection of works that embody words, phrases and symbols physically re-presented as sculptures, wall reliefs and paintings. This translation of words into picture and sculpture disengages the language from its inherent meaning, expanding the potential for reinterpretation. Like a cover song, the elasticity and accessibility of the familiar provide an occasion for a new performance where style is signature.
Representing a classic method of customization, Forney employs 'the sticker' as a motif to introduce the textual elements. It is here that he articulates the ability of and necessity for a symbol along with its meaning to be manipulated, updated, re-contextualized and applied in order to serve ulterior needs and maintain significance.
Paul Forney (b.1983) lives and works in Los Angeles.
Young Art is located in Chinatown at 418 Bamboo Lane Unit B,
Los Angeles, CA 90012.