Currently on view at M+B, Los Angeles is “Velvet and Bubble Wrap,” a solo exhibition by Matthew Brandt, which explores Hollywood as both a construct and a landscape. Matthew Brandt’s images physically incorporate the work’s subject matter into his creative process, tethering conceptual creativity to material production and furthering the read. Starry night skies typically obliterated by city lights are elegantly composed in swirls of cocaine on black velvet. Torsos donning patterned and striped shirts are burned and etched onto fields of pristine white silk velvet. Gaps between the letters of the Hollywood sign are printed in hair dye on bubble wrap, glowing in abstracted scenes.
“Velvet and Bubble Wrap” is on view through January 18th, 2014.
For more information visit M+B, Los Angeles.