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PØST presents work by Coleen Sterritt

  |   2011

In the month of January PØST will present thirty-one different exhibits.
Thirty-one Solo Exhibits or Collaborations
Receptions: January 1 – 31, 7 – 9 PM, one each night

Saturday, January 22nd
Coleen Sterritt at PØST
Blue Patina & a little cluster of love

Reception: 7 – 9 PM after Art Weekend LA

From Urbanature by Constance Mallinson

New Representations of the Natural
A six part serial essay and online exhibition published by Times Quotidian
www.timesquotidian.com/tag/coleen-sterritt/

COLEEN STERRITT

Perhaps owing to the consumer culture and the endless flow of global commodities, for sculptors the present has been dominated by hybridity, the interdisciplinary, and material excess. Moving closer to what Nicholas Bourriaud has termed “Altermodernism”, these artists take into their stride postmodern pluralities, the conditions of globalism, an overriding discomfort with unexposed fictions as well as a need for an ecological world view. The Altermodern artist unabashedly celebrates and critiques our consumer and consumable world simultaneously, often with humor or a sense of the absurd, and is comfortable with the instabilities and contradictions inherent in this scheme of things. Moreover, the natural, as Coleen Sterritt’s work so dramatically suggests, remains poised not so much in opposition to but is inextricably intertwined with civilization. Since the 1980’s when she was combining natural and industrial materials such as straw, tar, plaster, wood, wire mesh, and resin into large-scale overturned pyramidal shapes, Sterritt has eschewed historical mimetic organic abstraction in favor of what she describes as “an investigation into the uneasy balance between nature and the constructed environment.”

For her Kamikaze Show at PØST, Sterritt debuts two new works to Los Angeles.

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