Bondi’s colorful polyutherene resin and foam pieces are displayed within the gallery space either as hanging sculptures or floating “wall” pieces. The viewer is meant to circle around each piece, view it from all angles, and even touch the piece. Suspended Animation breaks many conventional gallery rules and disarms expectations to create an intimate relationship between the viewer and the piece. Within this relationship, Bondi’s work and the viewer act on each other, each shedding their nature and existing, even if only for a moment, in the here and now.
For Bondi, such temporality is of primary importance, both for an understanding of one’s self and for compassion for the rest of the world. Suspended Animation is the artist’s honest dialogue with the viewer and with himself: “To me, this is about as truthful as I can ever become.”
About the Artist
Dave Bondi received his BFA in Industrial Design and Sculpture from the University of Michigan. He has over fifteen years of experience working as an artist and animator for such notable entertainment companies as Mattel, Activision, Electronic Arts and the television comedy “South Park”. Over the past few years, he has been involved with the designer/art toy movement as a sculptor for cult favorite Kid Robot in collaboration with Joe Ledbetter and Luke Chueh. His first vinyl toy "akashi" is nearly complete. He also serves as an adjunct professor of art at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.
Reception: June 27, 2009 6-8pm
Exhibition runs through July 30, 2009
|Heure de début :|
27 juin 2009 à 18:00
|Heure de fin :|
30 juillet 2009 à 20:00
1820 Industrial Street #230
Los Angeles, CA