Earlier this month, Romanian artist Daniel Knorr held his first LA solo show at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery. The show, titled “Depression Elevations,” featured bright resin sculptures that were cast from the empty spaces in potholes. By raising up the often forgotten pothole, Sharon Mizota of the Los Angeles Times points out, "In celebrating the pothole, the Berlin artist draws our attention to the urban expansion, over-crowding and whims of nature that define our city’s crumbling infrastructure."
Knorr's show in LA fits with the artist's tendency to make us pay attention to parts of life we tend to overlook or ignore. While on a literal level, this may mean potholes, on a grander scale, Knorr's works unveil social systems and power relationships. From an installation featuring 500 grams of seized cocaine to one where prisoners played instruments in a cage, Knorr does not shy away from taking on authority. Get a taste of the artist's work with Portfolio Review: Daniel Knorr's Politically-Charged Works Challenge Social Systems