The solo exhibition consists of sculpture, photographs and sound works that allow a free association of sound and vision, memory, landscape and bodily sensation. Interested in synesthesic environments -meaning an environment that invokes all the senses in their totality, but not necessarily in their expected roles- Sheldon presents works that allow a free association of sound and vision, memory, landscape and bodily sensation.
Cherry and Martin presents Noah Sheldon’s second solo exhibition at the gallery consisting of sculpture, photographs and sound works that allow a free association of sound and vision, memory, landscape and bodily sensation.
Interested in synesthesic environments—meaning an environment that invokes all the senses in their totality, but not necessarily in their expected roles—Noah Sheldon presents works that allow a free association of sound and vision, memory, landscape and bodily sensation. An artist New York Times critic Roberta Smith has described as “skilled at separating beauty from the material world, while reminding us it is just about everywhere,” previous works by Sheldon have included a photographic exploration of the rainbows that appear continually in the mist surrounding Niagara falls; an upright piano in which the reverberation of each tone played was modified by successive reverberations; and a motorized wind chime sculpture made from perfectly chiming fence post caps. The results of Sheldon’s work are simple, yet deep-seated.
The composition of Noah Sheldon’s second solo exhibition at Cherry and Martin will begin with visual fragments in an archive of small photographs, laid out on a table for viewers to contemplate. Taken while retracing a road trip to New Mexico, a few large framed photographs will counterpoint the archive in the space. Another set of works will be a series of sculptures inspired by Sheldon’s very first sculptures as a child. Constructed from basic materials of wood, glue and nails, Sheldon will re-create from a recalled set of rules given as the assignment of the original childhood project. An audio component will be included in the exhibition, either as an audio piece or as a sculpture that creates sound.
Noah Sheldon studied Percussion and New Music at the New England Conservatory of Music. He received his BA with a concentration in photography from Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. His recent solo exhibition at Yautapec in Mexico City was a formal portraiture studio inspired by Walker Evans’s 1936 Penny Picture Display, Savannah, Georgia, and its brilliantly captured assemblage of individual stories and personas. The resulting piece has been described as “a total work within Yautepec that [was] at once performance, sculpture, and document of its time.” Other solo exhibitions include, D’Amelio Terras (New York, NY) and Southfirst (Brooklyn, NY). Sheldon’s work was featured in Ensemble, curated by Christian Marclay, at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA); and has been included in group exhibitions at John Connelly Presents (New York, NY); PS.1 Museum of Contemporary Art (Long Island City, NY), the Swiss Institute (New York, NY) and the Queens Museum (Queens, New York).
For further information and images contact Mary Leigh Cherry or Philip Martin at 310.559.0100.
Opening reception Saturday, November 7th from 6-9pm
Cherry and Martin gallery
12611 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles
hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm or by appointment