Exhibition Explores California's Architecture and Desert Landscapes
The exhibition is laid out to create enough space to show the details of all the work.
The cylinders function as stools are are laid out in the same pattern as the grid peg piece.
The repetition and form of the small planters is inspired by the raised rows used to grow and maintain crops. The pot, planter and Super Mario tubes were designed to experiment with cylinder forms and explore architecture.
This piece is called Grid Wall and is 6x6. The inspiration was a play on a grid pattern combined with an experimentation with light and shadow.
Azurite is grounded to powder and used in textiles and paint. This collection of Azurite is from Morocco, The Congo, and China.
Ben's Pyrite bowls are directly inspired by the natural materials of the pyrite pieces.
Ben designed the sculpture piece as a result of being inspired by radial fins. The paintings are by artist Lauren Spencer King. She used Azurite mineral pigment to create the artwork.
The plant support serves a functional purpose during a plants growth phase. It is functional and sculptural with 5 cubes.
The Cactus Gridscapes create unlimited opportunities for landscaping options.
Artists Brad Duncan and Ben Medansky collaborated to hold an exhibition inspired by Southern California's architecture and flora-filled desert landscapes. Ben is fascinated by grids created by architectural structures and incorporates the influence into his ceramic work. Brad is similarily influenced; his interest lies in sequence and landscape. The Gridscape exbition explores the monoclinic mineral Azurite and the cuboid crystal pyrite, radial symmetric ceramic vessels adjacent to peg works, and vertically erected cacti.
Artist Ben Medansky has been creating ceramic works for 10 years. His ceramics are sculptural in nature and he finds inspiration in city grids, architecture, and minerals. Brad Duncan creates work inspired through observing plant species from around the world and the various mineral terrains he has explored. He uses sculptural wood working to bring his concepts to life.
Visit: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90028, open everyday from noon - 8PM, Gridscape exhibition ends September 21st.