Limited edition for LA><ART
LA><ART is pleased to present a new sculptural edition entitled Icon Studies by New York based artist Michelle Lopez, in conjunction with her solo exhibition entitled Death Star. Michelle Lopez creates mixed media, hybrid objects that examine the intersection of consumer culture and human desire. For Icon Studies, Lopez has silkscreened the profile of a Japanese animé wig directly onto untreated goatskin leather. In Icon Studies, Lopez poetically articulates the tensions that occur at the intersection of the natural and the synthetic, furthering her investigation of feminism, branding, material decay, and sculpture’s formal properties.
Lopez currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA. She received her MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY in 1994. Lopez’s solo exhibitions include Piece at the Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, CA (2005), Adventures in the Skin Trade at Deitch Projects in New York (2001), and The Untitled Thumb and Drape Project at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA (1999). Michelle Lopez is a faculty member in the Department of Sculpture at School of Visual Arts, New York.