Los Angeles artist Kelly Lamb has worked across many disciplines, including sculpture, photography, video, product and furniture design. Her aesthetic is heavily inspired by Sacred Geometry, Viennese Secessionism, the Arts and Crafts Movement and architects such as Buckminster Fuller and Oscar Niemeyer. Lamb's work is emblematic through the use of clean, angular, geometric lines contradicting organic shape, creating a dynamic dialogue between natural form and structural design. In a recent artist statement, she states that her artwork deals conceptually with the idea of greater dimensions and the personal and spiritual quests of people in search of a higher universal understanding of their state of being.
For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. Titled Domesticated Animals, Lamb creates an installation that plays on these notions and the idea that everything is interconnected; that humans are ultimately domesticated animals at their core, and that they, in turn, try to tame and domesticate wild animals and nature. The installation will combine mirrored plexiglass that reflects the entire Project Space, ceramic and cast animal totems, and a sculptural work that is created from a single sheet of bent brass featuring two cast animal hooves and walls of cast bees.
Domesticated Animals runs at MOCA Grand Project Space from:
September 3rd to November 8th, 2015
Opening public reception, Saturday September 5th: 5pm to 8pm
Sponsored by Core Water
Music provided by KCRW's Travis Holcombe