Monday, November 7, 2016

Meet the Artist

Artist Reception Thurs, Nov 10 | 6-9 @ Cooper Design Space

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WHAT reception for Silver Sun Supernova, a site-specific installation by artist Chris Natrop
WHERE Cooper Design Space |  860 South Los Angeles Street | Los Angeles, CA 90014
WHEN Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6-9PM
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Made of hand-cut paper, acrylic paint, glitter, video projection, and audio, Silver Sun Supernova by LA-based artist Chris Natrop reshapes the Cooper Design Space’s lobby into an otherworldly environment.

Silver Sun Supernova (detail) 2016
Made of hand-cut paper, acrylic paint, glitter, video projection, and audio, Silver Sun Supernova by LA-based artist Chris Natrop reshapes the Cooper Design Space’s lobby into an otherworldly environment.
Swaths of intricately hand-cut paper hued with acrylic paint hover inches from the lobby walls of the building’s entryway. The artwork meanders forward as colorful silhouettes dance with protruding columns and peel from the wall to float in space at the lobby’s end. Elements suspended from the ceiling float within a projection of kaleidoscopic geometry encompassing a white-hot nucleus, an unsettled supernova caught in a state of perpetual stasis. The integrated ambient soundscape adds another level of intrigue, producing an unexpected and transformative experience where the passerby becomes a temporary inhabitant of a newly formed world. Silver Sun Supernova imagines an existence of perilous beauty, a turbulent vision turned benevolent.
Chris Natrop counters environmental anxieties by offering utopian constructions of fantastical worlds emerging from post-apocalyptic aftermath. He creates forms in his cut paper works exclusively by using a knife. Immediate cutting decisions allow for serendipitous discovery of ambiguous, silhouetted imagery surfacing as interconnected landscapes. His “paper drawings” are shown as framed works and three-dimensional installations. Silver Sun Supernova will run through January 27, 2017.
Past projects can be seen worldwide in museums, galleries, and various other public spaces with recent local exhibitions at Craft and Folk Art Museum and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Major recent commissions include site-specific works for Facebook’s Playa Vista and Menlo Park locations and the AON Building in DTLA. Natrop works out of the Bendix Artist Studios in downtown Los Angeles.
For images or interviews with the artist, please contact Annie Wharton Art Consultinganniewharton@gmail.com or 323.942.9095 (office)/310.447.8021 (mobile).


Lobby of Cooper Design Space 2016 

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