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Lee Materazzi | 'Roughly Cut a Smooth Curved Line'

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  • Arts
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Lee Materazzi | 'Roughly Cut a Smooth Curved Line'

Every week through Dec 11, 2021.
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Quint / 7722 Girard Ave. (formerly Quint ONE)
Free

On view 7722 Girard (formerly Quint ONE)
Nov. 6 - Dec. 11, 2021
Opening reception will be Saturday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.

In a new solo exhibition at Quint Gallery's 7722 Girard space (formerly Quint ONE), Lee Materazzi shows a series of photographs of conceptual, performance-style sculptural pieces, obscured and disrupted by thick color blocks that force the eye to a particular bend, nook or cranny of a body — often painted in otherworldly colors — and the shapes created are almost unrecognizable as human, though sometimes hyper-recognizable and intimate. Materazzi's work is informed by performance artists of the '70s, and pushes color and meaning into quotidian settings and poses.

On view through Dec. 11 with an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m., correlating with the reception for Mara De Luca's exhibition at the main gallery across the street, "West Coast Paintings."
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the artist:
"Across walls, floors, rigid corners, in folds,
bent over - looking for the space, the
movement-moment where form changes
its outline, existing as new, as is.

Activating the body as a medium, choosing
autonomy- play of objectification/ body
politics/ female sexuality. Alongside color,
composition, texture change, surface
variation, contrast of shapes, angles,
curves, spatial relationships, harmoniously
awkwardly, off-kilter.

Moving closer to a particular hue or
movement - adding or taking away to
compliment,
contradict, question; slightly grayish-lilac
shades following a hip, torn edges of
smokey
teal, emerald green found on the floor.

The arrangements and acts are considered
sculpturally, but exist only temporarily.
And,
when everything is exact - it changes.
Building an elaborate environment only to
break
it down to what is essential. Yielding to the
space, the process, the abstraction.

A line that deviates, rolls over you, a wave." - Lee Materazzi

Related links:
Quint Gallery on Instagram
Lee Materazzi on Instagram
About the artist

Quint / 7722 Girard Ave. (formerly Quint ONE)

7722 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, California 92037