Submerged on the Surface
Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
May 11 - June 22, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday, May 11, 4-7pm
Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition by Andy Vogt, Submerged on the Surface.
Based on the sculptural potential of lumberyard detritus and repurposed rough-cut Douglas Fir lath, Vogt uses additive and reductive approaches to delineate the facets of raw material. His vision of well-worn, structural demise finds a language in the crisp edges and broken off-cuts of discarded plywood and lath and their shadows.
The artist will transform the gallery space producing a mixture of site specific installation, sculpture and drawing using his found palette of materials. Here, shadows become plans for sculptures and edges of lath emerge as a drawing medium in works that blur the ephemeral and permanent.
“Vogt’s lath works combine the dumpster and blueprint, the geological and the architectural, merging manmade and natural environments.” – DeWitt Cheng
Vogt earned a BFA in Intermedia, focusing on time-based media, performance and installation, from Carnegie Mellon University. He has exhibited numerous times in the Bay Area, including at The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco Arts Commission, Southern Exposure, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, UC Davis Memorial Union Art Gallery, and The Luggage Store. Andy Vogt lives and works in San Francisco, CA.