Nathan Mabry: GOODGOD

May 3 - June 28, 2014
Nathan Mabry
'The Bathers (Jupiter)'
2014
Bronze, naval brass, patina
109.5 x 32.5 x 7 inches, 278.13 x 82.55 x 17.78 centimeters

Opening reception: Saturday, May 3, 4-7pm

Cherry and Martin presents GOODGOD, Nathan Mabry’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will contain large-scale sculptures and wall-bound intimate sculptures offering further insight into his diverse practice.

GOODGOD is a formal exploration of ancient signs and symbols combined with references to current universal gestures, elements of popular culture, spiritual and mythological belief systems and art historical innuendo. Mabry’s long term interest in creation myths comes to the fore in this exhibition as one moves from the double-handed gesture of two tectonic minimalist Cor-ten steel hands that are locked in an unending embrace, to the ritualistically weeping fecund figurative fountain to polished bronze dinosaur skulls installed as silent mnemonic instruments.

In 2013, the Nasher Sculpture Center presented a solo exhibition, Sightings: Nathan Mabry and his work was selected for the Phoenix Museum of Art Artpick acquisition award. Mabry currently has the six-part sculpture Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) on view at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. His work is in such collections as the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX); Vanhaerents Art Museum (Brussels, Belgium); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); 176 / Zabludowicz Collection (London, UK); The Rubell Family Collection, (Miami, FL) and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY). Nathan Mabry received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.