Amy Sarkisian American Gag

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If you know that lil’ Blue Skull who traipses around soundcloud every so often, that same lil’ Blue Skull who adorned the cover of Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep, that lil’ Blue Skull and some of his friends who sky-rocketed my Dubstep Monday posts last year, that lil’ Blue Skull that you can see if you look to your right, then you should get to know its creator Amy Sarkisian.

One of my favourite current artists in the world, this artist is GENIUS!

If you’re lucky enough to be in LA, here’s your chance to check out her work:

Amy Sarkisian | American Gag
April 16 – May 14, 2011
Opening Reception: April 16th 6-9 pm

WPA is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Amy Sarkisian. Sarkisian’s new sculptures present an iconic statement about the perverted, maligned and marginal in all of us.

This body of work is a combination of drawing and sculpture, which are my two default modes of working. I’m attracted to drawing because of its economy and it balances my sculptural practice, which tends to be more complex. American Gag has become an exercise to resolve my drawings while at the same time not abandoning my first love that is sculpture.

Amy Sarkisian lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at Atelier Cardenas Bellanger and Galerie Carlos Cardenas in Paris, Suzanne Vielmetter and Sister in Los Angeles, Marella Arte Contemporanea in Milan. She has been included in exhibitions at Las Cienegas Projects, Acme, Marc Foxx, LACE and The Mak Center in Los Angeles; Leo Koenig Gallery, Deitch Projects, Anton Kern Gallery and The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Miliken Gallery in Stockholm, Galerie Loevenbruck and Parc Saint-Leger-Centre d’art in France; Rodolphe Jansses in Brussels. This summer she will be included in an exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in England. Amy Sarkisian ran the project space, Studio 870, in the late 1990s and is the newest member of WPA.

Gallery hours:
Open 12-6pm, Friday – Saturday or by appointment.

Amy Sarkisian | WPA 2011

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