Northern Ireland-born, Los Angeles-based artist Mary Little’s most recent exhibit is currently in an old LA warehouse formerly owned by the Southwest Lithograph Company. Her new work is entitled UNEARTH, named after her nostalgia for abandoned rooms that seem to have fallen into disrepair and forgotten, but are also full of potential.
The barebones building has an environment that feels current to the state of the world. Corporations everywhere protected themselves, leaving buildings uninhabited and ignored. Instead of neighborhoods full of life, weeds grew in silence, adding to the sad old age. But for Mary these rooms are inspiring because they tell a story and show strength through a test of time. Her wavy canvas sculptures were simply transformed by living in this type of space. The industrial materials – the wooden roof, concrete floors, cast iron windows, exposed metal pipes – offset the soft curves of their canvas material. The rundown building essentially revealed a new magical quality in Mary’s work.
UNEARTH will be live until the end of May 2021. 10% of sales during this presentation will go to support the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles. To view the exhibition, visit www.marylittle.com/.
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