The Landskin exhibition at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale is a collective effort by four artists who explore through sculpture, painting, and printmaking, organic and artificial environments.
The artists, Sophia Allison, Autumn Harrision, Li'n Lee and Jaime Ursic, have recycled materials that have had some relationship to the environment, either positive or negative, and form new creations, some with organic roots and reality, and some with plastic (inorganic) materials and imagination.
The exhibition is loaded with curiosities from Allison's cardboard tesserae sculptures that resemble geological landforms, to Harrison's street debris bubbles. The artists are so synchronized in their sensibilities that the exhibition is completely fluid with a few exceptions. The subtlety of Ursic's work did not read as well by contrast to the scale, color and complexity of her fellow exhibitors. It unfortunately disappears next to the drama in the gallery.
Lee's imaginary coastlines and latex ocean currents are energetic and fantastical. The artist's painted sculptures depict mythical places. In an untitled piece the irregularity of a fantasy coastline is mimicked by the puzzle piece shaped cut of the finished piece.