Respected by critics as much as his peers, the Pasadena-based artist Steve Roden has been a longtime fixture in the electronic music scene and is admired for interpreting non-visual mediums—from music to literature—in abstract, visual forms conceived as paintings and installations. A featured lot in LAMA’s February 21st auction is his painting the silent world (retract and disappear), a signal work made between 2001 and 2002 from a series first shown at the Susan Vielmetter Gallery in Los Angeles. We spoke to Roden about it.
Lot 210, Fred Eversley, Cathedral (1972)
February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction
A Brooklyn-born artist, Fred Eversley moved to California in 1964 with the intention of entering the aerospace and electronics industry. Like so many transplants before him, Eversley was quickly captivated by the sea, sun, and sky, as well as the rich and groovy cultural scene of Los Angeles’s Venice Beach. Working with cast resin to create elegant and seductive sculptures with simple geometric forms, his work explores the act of visual perception. The results are not objects so much as sensory experiences. “I am involved with using art as a phenomenon,” he has said. “I am dealing with real energies, forces, space, time, and matter.” LAMA will offer a cast resin sculpture by Eversley in its February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction.