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Cash for Clunkers & Other Delights

ISAAC SANDOVAL at Royal Mastodon Society
Cash for Clunkers & Other Delights

May 3 - 23, 2010
Light Reception: May 8, 2010, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Reception: May 20, 2010, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Issac Sandoval's intallation of painted metal sculptures, mixed media paintings and welded assemblages conjures up Alice in Wonderland-like dinners, low-rider culture and pop figures from film and television—while evoking significant moments from art history.

A Mutant Ninja Turtle evokes Donatello's David, while alien arms beckon from the partial remains of a crashed VW spececraft... and a smaller-than-lifesize Yoda playfully reigns at the head of a long table of wildly decorated cakes. Even Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass are injected into this fanciful free association of cultural residue, both found and remembered.

Sandoval paints on found objects, including car hoods and road signs. He also paints on welded and cast sculptures of his own making, a departure from the raw rust and worked metallic textures usually found in such sculpture.

One wants to feel and taste Sandoval's lush deserts—that in all likelihood would crack one's teeth. Such is Sandoval's art: glorious and outrageous sweets that both seduce and threaten.


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