Brian Roettinger at Hope

Brian Roettinger (Hand Held Heart)

'Live Dangerously Until the End'

August 16 - September 10, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 16, 8pm

Hope Gallery 1547 Echo Park Ave. LA, CA 90026

Brian Roettinger works primarily as a graphic designer under the moniker Hand Held Heart. His first solo exhibition features a series of collages and sculptures borne primarily of Euclidean geometric triangles, utilizing vibrant neons and shades of black. Roettinger's collages are playful and intuitive kaleidoscopic experiments in perception, referencing early work of the Constructivists and Bauhaus movement, with a psychedelic sensibility. The collages' juxtaposition of complimentary colours conjures a sense of three-dimensional depth and vibration, while Roettinger's vacuum-packed neon, malformed, cone-like shell sculptures-filled with an array of mixed-media-are simultaneously unpredictable and controlled.

Roettinger is most widely known for his album cover artwork for bands like No Age, Liars and DFA1979, and for books, like Jason Rhoades' Black Pussy Cocktail Coffee Table book for the David Zwirner Gallery in New York and Rosson Crow's Night at the Palomino for Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. He is currently the art director for the Southern California Institute of Architecture. In February of 2008 he was awarded the 2007 Album Designer of the year by Rolling Stone Magazine.

posted by kramer at 12:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds dangerous.

8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats so dangerous about an abstracted version of the 2012 london olympics logo ?

3:51 PM  

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