Limited Edition for LA><ART
LA><ART is pleased to present a photographic edition by Los Angeles based artist Scoli Acosta, in conjunction with his site-specific installation and public billboard project Bountiful. Acosta’s sprawling installations reflect a personalized language of common objects, found materials, and fractured reiterations of architectural motifs. For this exhibition, the artist has taken as his point of departure the visual trope of the brick grid. This recurring pattern enters into Acosta’s near obsessional system of transforming and appropriating found forms already toiled over by natural processes. His use of these forms as signifiers within this approach marks an attempt to highlight their formal qualities, to pose questions around the intersections of object making, decoration, performance, humor and poetry. This photographic edition captures the initial impetus of Acosta’s project, and aids in the production of the artist’s ambitious endeavor.
Scoli Acosta has studied fine art at the Kansas City Art Institute (1994) and the Ultimate Akademie in Colonge, Germany (1997). Recent solo exhibitions include …Day was to Fall as Night was to Break…, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2006) and Big Well, LISTE 2005, Basel, Switzerland. His work has been included in such group exhibitions as the 2007 Montreal Biennial, Montreal, Canada, and the 2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. Later this year, his work will be included in the upcoming exhibition entitled Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and he will have his solo debut in Paris at Galerie Laurent Godin.