September 30 - December 17, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, September 30, 12-5pm
3315 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Shoot The Lobster LA is pleased to announce Mid-City Angels, Matt Savitsky's first solo presentation in Los Angeles.
Mid-City Angels is a pseudo-residency where the exhibited works build over time. Savitsky will move his studio practice into the gallery, and every weekend invite a series of guests to collaborate. Each session will be like performance, open to the public, and documented. Unscheduled visitors will be able to observe this process or may themselves become subjects, or directors.
This project is a continuation of Savitsky's interest in defining the absent figure; creating form out of absence. Blending sculpture and performance-based processes, Savitsky's work probes ideas about gender, the body, and intimacy, while constructing theatrical environments.
Please join Matt Savitsky and STL LA in the making of mid-city angels.
The first day of open performances is Saturday, September 30, 12-5pm.
At the end of the phrases, it breaks, and that break makes it so sweet that it seems borne up by the music of angels, of which I feel the horror, for angels fill me with horror, being, as I imagine, neither mind nor matter, white, filmy and frightening, like the translucent bodies of ghosts.
-- Jean Genet, "Our Lady of Flowers," 1943
— Ebony L. Haynes