Cordesa Fine Art is pleased to present, Alchemy, a solo exhibition featuring Jud Bergeron. Alchemy builds upon ideas Bergeron began to explore and employ in 2014 with his ‘Paper Plaster Bronze’ series. Bergeron is intrigued in the way a viewer perceives the same object in different materials and how the implementation of technology can influence and alter the aesthetic of the piece. Alchemy will be on view from September 9th - October 5th with a reception for the artist September 9th from 7:00 - 9:30pm.
For the last three years, Bergeron has been on a journey to create permanent objects from the ethereal. Several of the works that are in included in Alchemy began as paper constructions which were then scanned, 3D printed and cast in both resin and bronze. This process is antithetical to the current norms of digital artwork. By beginning the process in analog, Bergeron is able to execute the works by using traditional sculptural methods which he believes results in the presence of the hand from start to finish.
Bergeron uses a stream of consciousness method where each fractal or polygon grows from the section below, he describes the process as ‘building a 3-dimensional puzzle in space with no box top for reference’. The three monumental pieces in Alchemy, ‘Shard’, ‘Shiver’ and ‘Ort’ range from seven to ten feet and are derived from the same process as his paper works. Each sculpture is constructed out of 1/4 inch plywood which is then fit, sanded piece by piece and completed with automotive paint.
Jud Bergeron lives and works in San Francisco, CA. His career has spanned 20 years with numerous solo and museum shows. His greatest works to date are his children, Fletcher and Storey. To inquire about the work please contact gallery director Meghan Corso: Meghan@cordesafineart.com. Cordesa Fine Art is located in the Arts District of Downtown, Los Angeles.