Matt Wedel at L.A. LOUVER

Haley Rose Cohen
Apr 12, 2013 12:29AM

Matt Wedel’s Flower Trees remind me of writhing succulents or sea anemones, dripping with milky colors and reaching for some sunshine.  I cannot help but think of Kusama in technicolor, and I cannot help but fall hard for them. Sometimes, the artist roots the Flower Trees in vessels that recall Anna Sew Hoy’s tissue boxes or John Graham’s dodecahedrons.

Fortunately, Wedel’s new exhibition, “Sheep’s Head” opens tonight at L.A. Louver, and I will be there, likely on several subsequent occasions too, meandering amongst the two floors of 20+ ceramic beauties. As a proud member of the Highland Park Succulent Society, I have my bias—the Flower Trees, some at 6 feet in height, recall the landscape I call home. And for that, I am sold.

On view through May 11th

Haley Rose Cohen
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