Concurrently on view in the gallery project room, ECAA is pleased to present new works by Los Angeles based artist, Scott McMillin. Using scrap metal and discarded car parts, McMillin transform society’s cast offs into geometric patterns and abstractions. These found materials selected from wrecking yards are transformed into intuitive and abstract syncopations that mimic the geometric formalism of grid structures, while invoking the social suggestion of waste. The pieces are visually dissonant in that they do not attempt to conceal the process of their assembly, and yet are holistically balanced as cohesive wholes. The geometry and balance of the artist’s compositions co-exist in tension with the history and material lives of the found objects. The artist is ultimately painting with car parts, and works with the elemental properties of color.
Scott McMillin received his BFA in sculpture from California State University of Fullerton. He has exhibited in galleries and sculpture parks across the country. He participated in the acclaimed Navy Pier Walk exhibit, in Chicago, Illinois, for several years and the El Paseo Sculpture Walk in Palm Desert, California. He currently has work placed at Mitchell Museum and Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and his work is in the permanent collections of the International Sculpture Center, Lowes HIW, Inc., and the City of Flossmoor, Illinois as well as numerous private collections.
Special Exhibition Program:
California, Culture, and Wearing the Right Car Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / 6:30 pm 6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Join Leslie Mark Kendall, head curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum, for an illustrative lecture examining the importance and significance of Southern California car culture as a means of self-expression, and its influence as an arbiter of material, aesthetic, and ideological trends emulated worldwide.
Leslie Mark Kendall (B.A., M.BA.) is head curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum. He has held the position since 1995. He was a curator at the San Diego Automotive Museum previously and is a current board member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the National Association of Automotive Museums.
THE PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is limited. To reserve, please call 323.525.0053