Sam Falls creates installations, paintings, photographs, and sculptures that examine entropy, perception, time, and the artistic process. Since 2010, Falls has developed several bodies of work based on the natural processes of decomposition and deterioration, including long-term effects of sunlight and weather as works gradually fade or rust. Influenced by Minimalism and Land and Process art and Los Angeles-centric Finish Fetish and Light and Space, Falls succeeds in embracing the intersection of the natural, historical, and digital. For example, a recent photographic series based on abandoned houses in Joshua Tree conflated photography, rephotography, digital manipulation, and installation. His newest sculptures consist of brightly colored, folded sheets of aluminum coated with UV protective finish on the outside, and uncoated on the inside. These will gradually, and unpredictably, change over time. He has recently created “photograms” by leaving variously colored sheets of material, covered in objects, outside at his studio in Pomona, California. In Project Series 49, the artist will present a new site-specific installation investigating the complex nature of reality and the mutability of perception.
Project Series 49
On View September 2 – December 18, 2014