MICHAEL LUKAS "THE SUN AIN'T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE"

Press Release - Exhibition Images

SAGE Projects 300 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles, 90033

 Installation view

Installation view

July 9 - July 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th 7-10pm

SAGE Projects is pleased to present an all new body of work by Vienna-based artist Michael Lukas in his solo exhibition “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”. A monochromatic series of paintings and works on paper, this exhibition challenges the viewer to consider alternative methods of perception, while evoking a reflection on transcendence and space.

The pieces in this exhibition share a common spatial , architectural makeup, with plays on dimension and inversion. Exuding the erratic ornamentation of Pollock, with the distinct structure reminiscent of Mondrian’s grids, Lukas’ practice seems to ride a fine line between the calculated and the complex, the visceral and the voracious.  Lukas’ keen ability to animate the traditional and one-dimensional gives way to a greater understanding of how and why opposites attract.