HEAVY METAL

Lynn Aldrich | Adam Berg | Lauren Bon | Jeff Colson | David DiMichelle | Tim Ebner | Daniel Hawkins | Tim Hawkinson | Ewerdt Hilgemann | Donnie Molls | Metabolic Studio, Optics Division (Lauren Bon, Tristan Duke & Richard Nielsen) | Douglas Tausik Ryder | Andrew Schoultz | Peter Shelton | Antoni Stutz | Pontus Willfors

RECEPTION: Saturday, February 22 from 6-8PM

February 22 – April 11, 2020

Lynn Aldrich

Aquaduct, 2020

Steel, vinyl paint, concrete, oil paint.

96h x 73w x 24d in

LA028

Donnie Molls

Boombox, 2020

Cast aluminum

11h x 15.25w x 4.25d in

2/3

DM011

Daniel Hawkins

Radical Mountain Formation, 2020

Cast aluminum

84h x 42w x 30d in

DHawkins002

Douglas Tausik Ryder

Venus, 2020

Black iron, fiberglass, wood

63h x 59w x 60d in

DTR001

David DiMichele

Growth Entropy Growth, 2020

Aluminum

99h x 16w x 16d in

DD012

Lauren Bon

Accretion, 2020

Steel, saline solution, solar charge, mounted on steel base with glass

14h x 14w x 14d in

LB001

Optics Division/Metabolic Studio
Lauren Bon, Tristen Duke and Richard Nielsen Speculum Extremophyllum, 2017

Silver gelatin print, processed in Owens Drylakebed with extremophillic bacteria mounted on aluminium

110h x 42w in

DMS001

Pontus Willfors

Metal Bar #2, 2016

Aluminum

84h x 74w x 46d in

PW020

Pontus Willfors

Broken, 2020

Aluminum

36h x 48w x 19d in

PW019

Jeff Colson

Five Peaks, 2002

Steel, wood, acrylic, masking tape

89h x 36w x 16.50d in

JeC012

Peter Shelton

steeleyesdown, 1983-99

Cast Steel

9h x 6w x 3d in

PShelton001

Peter Shelton

steelnoseall, 1983-99

Cast iron

12h x 5.50w x 5d in

PShelton002

Andrew Schoultz

CHROME FLAG, 2020

Chrome leaf on acrylic on American flag stretched over panel

18h x 30w x 1.50d in

AS041

Ewerdt Hilgemann

Imploded Column (2:1) Upside Down #080105, 2008

Stainless steel

72h x 24w x 24d in

EH001

Tim Hawkinson

The Fin Within, 1996

Aluminum

36h x 15w x 15d in

TH030

Tim Ebner

Untitled, 2020

Powder coated forged steel

21h x 17w x 2.50d in

TE044

Tim Ebner

Untitled (group), 2020

Powder coated forged steel

TE045

Adam Berg

Obelisk II, 2015

Stainless steel

84h x 22w x 18d in

ABerg001

Adam Berg

Star Manifold, 2017

Stainless steel

16h x 16w x 16d in

ABerg002

Antoni Stutz

Untitled, 2020

Resin, metal

32h x 30w x 5d in

AP

AStutz002

Press Release

Los Angeles, CA - DENK gallery is pleased to present, Heavy Metal, a group exhibition featuring the works by 17 contemporary artists whose works are made from various types of metal. Although most of the sculptures in the exhibition are not made from actual “heavy metals”, the nature of the artwork conveys expressive freedom and rawness that finds itself akin to the “Heavy Metal” music.

Outdoor sculpture is not normally thought of as expressive or experimental often limited by the process itself, historically being relegated to historical monuments. 

The artists in this exhibition work through numerous processes to create provocative sculpture pushing the limits of the various techniques. As a result, unusual forms are produced maintaining a spontaneity that is often lost on traditional outdoor sculpture. The artworks are placed in the gallery context creating yet another layer of interaction. Most sculpture shown in contemporary galleries are often not suited to be placed outdoors so an interior exhibition that focuses on metal sculpture creates an unusual dichotomy between the sculpture and the space.

The exhibition presents a fresh look at metal sculpture that exhibits the freedom and rawness normally associated with sculpture based on non-traditional materials.

Image credits from left to right: David DiMichele, Growth Entropy Growth, 2020. Aluminium, 99 x 16 x 16 inches; Tim Hawkinson, The Fin Within, 1996. Aluminum, 36 x 15 x 15 inches,