Upon entering Hybrid Moments at OMAS, one accepts the striking balance between Matthew Usinowicz and Matt Allison’s work through the vibrant color of seemingly recognizable synthetic objects. There’s a harmony in place between the two artists’ sculptures: they’re interspersed, hung at arms length from one another at curious heights, and the colors and textures relate as if chosen for the exhibition by an outside curator. But the pairing came from a collaborative long distance friendship between the artists. Their friendship and collaboration grew simultaneously from seeds planted at their MFA program at UCSB and grew through conversations about life… outside of art… relationships with co-workers and partners, counter culture, past jobs in restaurants and butcher shops, baseball and skateboarding, east and west coast hometowns, and often food. Really, the conversation between the fabricated works by Matthew Usinowicz and found object work by Matt Allison is derived from these conversations and manifested concisely through their “zine.”
“Hybrid Moments” is a limited edition of 30 artist’s prints by Matthew Usinowicz and Matt Allison in a form referencing a 7 inch vinyl record in its sleeve. Side A and B are interchangeable pieces by the artists that reflect their counter cultural interests and exceptional color sensitivity. They are available through the show’s run at OMAS in Sawtelle, Los Angeles. After December 17th, contact us at Sea Farm City for pricing and availability.
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Hybrid Moments Works by Matt Allison and Matthew Usinowicz November 5, 2016 Through December 17, 2016
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