January 8 – February 5
Instant Coffee has always been interested in the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. For their bizarre iconographic beauty, but also as a representation of Simon Rodia’s solitary drive to build and his sentimental desire to do so as a gift to the community.
For their second solo exhibition at MKG127, Instant Coffee uses Rodia’s towers as a starting point, building replicas of several of the tower tops. These sculptures will incorporate a variety of materials, integrating Instant Coffee’s own detritus and flash aesthetic. Like the actual Tower’s, the tops will glitter in the sun while also casting shadows.
Excerpted from gallery website.
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