Ricky Swallow uses everyday materials like cardboard, foam, and rope to craft small sculptures that read like constrained poems with distinct punctuation. Each piece is deceiving; the supple folds and creases are not the paper you imagine. Swallow’s forms are either cast bronze and painted or painted black to conceal the sculptures solidity. He was recently featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and is currently part of the Hammer Museum’s "Made in L.A." exhibition.