WALL BATTERTON | MATTHEW ROSENQUIST | SENON WILLIAMS: WHAT IF?
28 APRIL - 19 MAY, 2018
The Lodge is pleased to present What If?, a group exhibition including works by Los Angeles artists Wall Batterton, Matthew Rosenquist, and Senon Williams. The exhibition will feature assemblage, works on paper, and painted wood sculpture.
WALL BATTERTON (b. Ft. Worth, TX. 1932) Shortly after being drafted into the Korean War in 1952, Wall moved to Los Angeles to attend Chouinard Art School in 1955 as a painter. He had his first major exhibition, Ten Southern Californians, at Pasadena Art Museum in 1964. Wall went on to exhibit his work for twenty years, as a distinguished and highly recognized painter until illness abruptly halted his career. Wall returned to his practice in 2000. He currently lives and works in New Mexico.
SENON WILLIAMS (b. Los Angeles, CA.) Native to Los Angeles, Senon Williams is a lifelong visual artist and musician. Williams’ work finds space in the natural, exposing outstanding and devastating stages of human evolution. “To provoke thought, a question works better than answers. I enjoy to start a story I resolve in different ways depending on my mood,” says Williams. With imagery ranging from stark silhouettes to lush landscapes and human forms staged in undetermined acts of hope, his pairing of words and imagery suggest deeper meaning. A poignant visualization of the inherent human struggle both ancient and contemporary.
MATTHEW ROSENQUIST (b. Baltimore, MD. 1972) Matthew started his career as a painter and over time became a sculptor that paints, finding his inspiration in the humor of the American condition. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.