David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation at Meliksetian | Briggs

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation view

5 Car Garage, Santa Monica

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation view

5 Car Garage, Santa Monica

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation at Meliksetian | Briggs

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation at Meliksetian | Briggs

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation view

5 Car Garage, Santa Monica

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation at Meliksetian | Briggs

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

David Hendren

Echo's Drift

Installation at Meliksetian | Briggs

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Press Release

Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs in conjunction with 5 Car Garage are pleased to present Echo’s Drift, a two-space show of new works by Los Angeles based artist David Hendren.

 

David Hendren’s work embodies a process of hybrid forms in paintings, sculptures and site-specific architectural-scale installations. Disparate subjects such as portraiture, architectural language and geometric abstraction, are layered using a variety of mediums and materials. For the concurrent shows at 5 Car Garage and Meliksetian | Briggs, Hendren focuses on how reflection and repetition inform our sensory experience of built environments. The artist compares his abstract language to sound composition and acoustic phenomena. Echo’s Drift uses repetition and reflection to manifest the structure of an echo in physical space, and does so in two radically distinct exhibitions. 

 

The exhibition at 5 Car Garage embodies the concept of repetition through an expansive architectural installation and series of paintings. The installation is comprised of sculptural objects that, through their composition and arrangement, express an exploded machine. The composition of the paintings suggests a mechanical process of repeated gestures – an exaggerated distortion – as if the works were audio feedback made manifest.

 

In concert with 5 Car Garage, the works at Meliksetian | Briggs focus primarily on the idea of reflection. Here, Hendren uses it to convey the contemplative nature of self-reflection, and to magnify the relationship between the built environment and the fluid movements of the body in reflective space. From the intricate mirroring sculptures to the burned wood panel paintings, the simultaneous experience of outer and inner space underpins all the works in the show.