LAUNCH Gallery is proud to present two solo shows of local Los Angeles artists, Andrew K. Currey and Stephanie Inagaki, who use the figure in conflict, either internally or externally, to illuminate the human condition and suggest certain strategies to coping with issues that enlighten our existence and inspire us to action.
Tiny Battles by Andrew K. Currey, explores our understanding of vulnerability, its display, concealment, and acceptance on a cultural level through intricate graphite drawings. This new series depicts small battle scenes and conflicts that illustrate an elaborate, theatrical dramatization of daily struggles and internal anxieties. The works themselves are made large enough for the viewer to wrap their arms around to drive home the message that internal conflict should not be feared, but rather revered. Ornate golden halos and stars serve as a resting place of reverence and disrupt the monochromatic cacophony giving viewers a small place to nod or bow to their own internal struggles.
Andrew K. Currey received his Bachelors in Fine Arts at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He studied classical art restoration at the Lorenzo D’Medici School in Florence, Italy and later went to Otis College of Art and Design, where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts. In 2014 he was the Artist-In-Residence of Shankill Castle in Paulstown, Ireland. Andrew is currently a Teaching Artist at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, and Professor Adjunct to the Animation department at Woodbury University in Burbank, California.