Like a maestro of metal, Mike Suri takes scrap metal and turns it around, hammers it out, paints, shines and buffs it and then presents it to us as something you want to put on your shelf, not your curbside. Making art from waste is not a new concept, but Suri’s work practically begs you to ignore that it was ever on its way to the dump in the first place. Honing in on his auspicious knack for metal work at a young age, Suri has gone on to make an incredible body of work ranging from architectural to functional to sculptural. This October, good:a gallery will be showcasing Suri’s show, Crumple, comprising his three latest series – Colemans, Galvies, and a series of other crushed metals. Each piece is tactile, a quality Suri further encourages by incorporating full shapes and handles that reduce the harshness of his materials. Finishing off each piece with a process of painting, torching, grinding, and clear coating, Suri’s bright color choices vibrantly accentuate the voids, spaces, and open folds of the metal sculpture. This work is more fun and abstract rather than being heavy statement pieces. Nonetheless it brings to light the elegance and beauty of repurposing materials that would otherwise find their way to the dump. Join good: a gallery for the opening reception of Mike Suri’s show, Crumple, October 5th from 7 to 10pm. Crumple will remain open on the weekends from October 5th through October 28th, so come get your hands on it while you can!
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Free, all-ages show at good:a gallery
with Mike Suri
@ good:a gallery
4325 N Mississippi
OPENS October 5, 2012 | 7-10pm
Show Ends: 2010-10-28