Last May, HVW8 gallery in Los Angeles traveled to Europe, sharing with us their adventures and exhibitions in Milan and Amsterdam. One of the artists who went on the journey was Alessandro Moroder, an up-and-coming talent based in Los Angeles, whose work examines the masculine psyche through spectacle. In his "New Neons" exhibition at the gallery, Moroder juxtaposes masculinity and memory through various lenses, languages, and time periods.
Of his decision to work with neon now, Moroder says that he was inspired by a custom blue neon sign that his father built in the '80s for their apartment. The memory has stayed with him, inspiring this new body of work. The mirrored triangle in the center of the space unites all the pieces in a fascinating, conversational way.
Visit the exhibition at 661 N. Spaulding Ave from Tuesday to Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.