Sam Keller: Weird Energy

Patrick Parrish Gallery is pleased to present Weird Energy, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Sam Keller. Opening on January 6th, the exhibition features Keller’s double-take-inducing sculptures, paintings, and mixed media pieces that explore the aesthetic and functional limits of discarded consumer goods.

Whether transfiguring crushed beverage cans into opulent, Swarovski-studded works of art or elevating Cheetos Puffs into geometric sculptures, Keller’s work playfully transforms familiar, mass-produced products into unique art objects. The core of each piece Keller creates is built almost exclusively around found, acquired, or appropriated commercial materials, ranging from reclaimed wheatpaste billboards to abandoned public auction advertisements. By appropriating elements of commercial branding and positioning consumerism in an art context, Keller’s work functions as a sort of fun-house mirror to American capitalist culture: reflecting, yet also distorting.

An opening reception will be held on January 6th from 6 - 8pm, and the exhibition will run through February 18th. We hope to see you there!

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