Opening Reception "Building a Brick" - Cody Lusby - February 18, 2012 Design Matters Gallery Los Angeles
          Posted by Mario Cipresso


          Cody Lusby
          “Building a Brick”
          February 18-March 14th

          Opening Reception
          February 18th, 2012
          7:00-9:00 PM

          Design Matters is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Cody Lusby. Design Matters challenged Lusby to create a body of work that relates to architecture, and the process of building, which resulted in the conception of “Building a Brick.” This body of work acknowledges the final result, whether it’s the Disney Music Hall or the Sydney Opera house, but focuses on those who enable the realization of those icons. The architects and designer are highly celebrated within our culture, while the framer, electrician and plumber who all used their hands to create the icon are forgotten. Once construction is complete, those workers are often unable to gain entrance into what was once their workspace- unless they buy a ticket, full price of course. With the state of the economy, and the high rate of unemployed construction workers it seems appropriate to celebrate their role in realizing a creative vision. Ultimately, Lusby’s investigation of the builder allows us to see the ordinary, as extraordinary.

          Lusby was born in Portland, Oregon in 1978, then raised in Southern California. He refined his talent at the Orange County High School of the Arts, and subsequently received a scholarship to attend Laguna College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in painting and drawing. In his work, Lusby ultilizes a mix of oil and aerosol paint, and collage to create his narrative portraiture.

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