SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017, 6 - 9 PM
Curated by Max Presneill
Libby Black, DOSSHAUS, EVOL, Scott Fife, Chris Gilmour, Taro Hattori, Kiel Johnson, Manfred Muller, Michael Stutz, Chris Tallon, Vincent Tomczyk, Dani Tull, Ann Weber
Torrance Art Museum is pleased to invite the public to the opening reception for Pulped Fictions on Saturday January 14th at 6pm.
Cardboard – that ubiquitous material that surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things – is a cheap and throwaway material rarely paid any attention. But some artists grasp the amazing malleability of it – its strength, its ability to be transformed. These 13 artists find ways to play with the pulped wood to invent new narratives. From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions.