Men Like Trees Walking, 2013, Hemlock Fir,PureBond Birch plywood (FSC) and steel mending plates, 144" x 144" x 144"
Tunnel Vision, 2013
Say Church "Church," they said, "Church."
Looks Back At You
May 19 – June 23, 2013
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of André Goeritz, Looks Back At You. Just as Kenneth Burke makes the distinction between direct experience and the idea of an experience, André Goeritz explores similar concepts through painting and sculpture. Combining painting and sculpture to form installations that speak to an overall holistic perspective, while their individual components tell different stories entirely. The exhibition will be on view May 19 – June 23, 2013. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m.
André Goeritz explores three main areas with his sculptures: the interaction between individual elements and the structures they create, how knowledge and observation is affected by perspective, and the modification of individual elements as they interact with adjacent components to affect overall structures.
Each sculpture begins with a single unit. The angles used to construct each unit are devised to uphold the integrity of larger structures that are the sum of its parts. Many units are placed together, side-by-side, one atop the other, in a building process. Perceived as identical, some of the variables of these units are changed to alter and disrupt otherwise predictable outcomes. The act of layering, building, and constructing with repetitious purpose allude to the perceived solidity and permanence of structures.
André Goeritz’ paintings, while representational, attempt to leave the viewer questioning notions of authenticity, authority, and authorship. Goeritz also pushes the relationship between recognizable imagery with what he calls “topographical abstraction,”—burying imagery within a field of abstraction—topographically disrupting the privilege that perspective and certainty can bring.
André Goeritz is an artist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Goeritz has an MA in Communication and a BA in Theater Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. His work was recently included in an exhibition The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence at Biola, University. In addition he has exhibited work locally, in group exhibitions at CB1 Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, and Ann 330 Gallery.