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Cherry and Martin: NATHAN MABRY - GOODGOD
Katy Cowan and Ross Iannatti
- 3 May 2014 to 28 June 2014

Current Exhibition

3 May 2014 to 28 June 2014
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm or by appt
Cherry and Martin
2712 S. La Cienega Blvd
2732 S. La Cienega Blvd
CA 90034
Los Angeles, CA
North America
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Installation view of 'Nathan Mabry: GOODGOD'
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
May 3 - June 28, 2014

Artists in this exhibition: Nathan Mabry, Katy Cowan, Ross Iannatti


May 3 - June 28, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday, May 3, 4-7pm

Cherry and Martin presents GOODGOD, Nathan Mabry’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will contain large-scale sculptures and wall-bound intimate sculptures offering further insight into his diverse practice.

GOODGOD is a formal exploration of ancient signs and symbols combined with references to current universal gestures, elements of popular culture, spiritual and mythological belief systems and art historical innuendo. Mabry’s long term interest in creation myths comes to the fore in this exhibition as one moves from the double-handed gesture of two tectonic minimalist Cor-ten steel hands that are locked in an unending embrace, to the ritualistically weeping fecund figurative fountain to polished bronze dinosaur skulls installed as silent mnemonic instruments.

In 2013, the Nasher Sculpture Center presented a solo exhibition, Sightings: Nathan Mabry and his work was selected for the Phoenix Museum of Art Artpick acquisition award. Mabry currently has the six-part sculpture Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) on view at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. His work is in such collections as the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX); Vanhaerents Art Museum (Brussels, Belgium); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); 176 / Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK); The Rubell Family Collection, (Miami, FL) and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY). Nathan Mabry received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Katy Cowan and Ross Iannatti

May 31 - July 3, 2014 | 2732 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Opening reception: Saturday, May 31, 2014  5-7pm

Cherry and Martin is pleased to present work by Katy Cowan and Ross Iannatti in a two-person exhibition at the 2732 space. The works on view reveal the artists’ shared approach to object-making. They complement rather than conceal the original intent of each material—woven industrial nylon, poplar, wax, ceramic, bronze, cotton—while they are simultaneously rooted in abstraction.

Katy Cowan is as equally interested in abstraction as she is in the ideas of labor and craft. She employs common building materials like concrete, plaster, marble and wood as well as craft materials and techniques such as textiles and ceramics. Often in Cowan’s work, ceramic and wax casts of objects like two-by-fours and hammers intersect with polished sections of marble or roughly poured concrete. In this particular exhibition, Cowan interacts with the nuanced details of the gallery space—works are found snuggly fit into specific corners and unfold onto staircases.

Ross Iannatti's recent body of work Hysterisis uses discarded materials collected from automobile impound lots, specifically the industrial nylon found in the interior of car steering wheels and passenger seats that is often covered in oil, dirt and other imprints from the material’s previous life. Iannatti dissects sections of the nylon, cutting squares and rectangles to create geometric patterns that he then sews together, not dissimilar from the process of quilting and patchwork. Informed by the grid, a concept in art making that has evolved over the past century through the work of artists like Kasmir Malevich, Agnes Martin and Sean Scully, the squared patterns of softly colored blues, yellows, pinks and grays are formally compelling while at the same time mask the undercurrent of instability and bodily references of the material itself.

Katy Cowan (b. 1982 in Lake Geneva, WI) received her BFA at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) and recently earned an MFA at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Elephant Art Space (Los Angeles, CA); Green Gallery (Milwaukee, WI); and LTD (Los Angeles, CA). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at The Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA) and Los Angeles Nomadic Division (Los Angeles, CA). Cowan lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Ross Iannatti (b. 1988 in Chesapeake, VA) received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) and is currently pursuing his MFA at the Milton-Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (Annendale-on-Hudson, NY). Iannatti has most recently had a solo exhibition at Croy Nielsen (Berlin, DE), and his work has been included in group exhibitions at James Fuentes (New York, NY); Higher Pictures (New York, NY); REFERENCE Art Gallery (Richmond, VA); CUE Art Foundation (New York, NY); Open Space (Baltimore, MD); and Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY). He lives and works in Rhinebeck, NY.

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