Sep 142023

“Untitled”, 2020, glazed ceramic

“Midnight Garden (Jnana)”, 2020 Pigment on canvas

“Untitled”, 2020, glazed ceramic

The works above are from Sam Falls’ 2020 exhibition at 303 Gallery in NYC. For more on these works, check out the gallery’s press release.

He is currently showing his work at The Little House, located at 451 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles, presented by Dries Van Noten.

From their press release-

On view will be a selection of recent work by Sam Falls which merges photography, painting, and installation which results in captivating pieces that invite viewers to explore the relationship between humans and the environment. The works in the exhibition offer a meditation on the sublime dichotomy of mortality, including ceramics combining fossilized images of nature and the human form, as well as found airbags from crashed cars that are embroidered with symbolic idioms on the transience of time and life quoted from ancient Greek and Roman sundials.

Falls’ artistic process explores the varying representations of nature and materials through the passage of time. Rain, sunlight, wind, and the gradual effects of weathering all contribute to the unique aesthetic of each piece, creating a dialogue between art and nature that captures the essence of life represented in time and space. By exposing his artwork to elements, he invites the environment to act as a collaborator in reinterpreting organic materials into new forms.

This exhibition will be on view until 9/30/23.


Oct 102014


The paintings in Sam Falls’ current exhibition at Hannah Hoffman Gallery are created by taking local vegetation, adding pigments and letting the elements, including rain form silhouettes on the canvas. The results are striking, especially the larger canvases. This show continues through 10/25.

The area on and around Highland Avenue between Fountain and Melrose is a great place to check out art. If you are there this weekend, these exhibitions are also worth a look:

Doug Aitken at Regen Projects (closing 10/11)

Hannah Hummel at Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts (closing 10/11)

Lisa Anne Auerbach at Gavlak Gallery (closing 10/18)

Also in the area- Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s mural is between Fountain and Lexington on Highland.

(image via Hannah Hoffman Gallery)