Breaking Bad Group Show at LRFA Houston

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces Breaking Bad, an exhibition featuring contemporary sculptors Matt Devine, Paul Rousso, and fine art photographer Max Steven-Grossman, with opening reception held on Saturday, June 20th from 11 am – 8 pm. 

“The future is uncertain, but uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity” – Ilya Prigogine

This exciting exhibition showcases three artists’ ability to embrace uncertainty and flourish during the more trying times- void of human connection and status quo. Working in three distinct mediums, the triad of artists presents profound new bodies of work inspired by this period of precariousness and isolation we find ourselves in, showing how beauty and creativity stem from adversity.

Breaking Bad will be on display through July 18th, 2020.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Matt Devine

Self-taught sculptor, Matt Devine, works with steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze. Devine has developed his own style with the use of mark making. Pared-down organic shapes are formed out of sheet and solid materials and seamlessly welded together, often allowing the metal to appear as light as paper. His sculptures can be found in private collections throughout North America and international collections on five continents. Devine has expanded his scope to include design and fabrication of large-scale public works on display in prominent urban settings. 

Max Steven-Grossman

In Max Steven-Grossman’s photographic series of “Bookscapes” the assembled libraries only exist in his photographs. Pulling from different bookshelves, he reorganizes them into a creative digital composition of a new thematic “Bookscape.” The relationship each viewer expereiences is almost immediately personal depending on the theme of the particular assembled library and the viewers relationship to that theme: Rock, art, film, fashion, architecture, art, Hollywood, ect. 

Paul Rousso

North Carolina artist, Paul Rousso, uses heat infusion on polystyrene to create hyper-realistic, hyper-sized, sculptures of everyday print objects. Advances in technology have enabled him to delve into the heat-tempered sculpting of the world’s ephemera in surprising ways. Through exaggerations of size, Rousso places familiar items as a crumpled-up ten dollar bill or news paper on the same relative plane as the viewer. Rousso’s art speaks to the conversion of physical objects and the effect of that transformation on the viewer. He points out that, “all this stuff is going away,” and as the ink and paper era is drawing to a close, Rousso wants you to take a good long look. 

Backwood Bare by Matt Devine

Matt Devine

Backwood Bare, 2020

Powder coated steel

61 x 27 x 7 in (154.94 x 68.58 x 17.78 cm)

The Golden Fleece by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

The Golden Fleece, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

86 x 47 x 7 in (218.44 x 119.38 x 17.78 cm)

NY Times Swirl #5 by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

NY Times Swirl #5, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

50 x 50 in (127 x 127 cm)

Cash Blossom by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Cash Blossom, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

49 x 41 x 16 in (124.46 x 104.14 x 40.64 cm)

Art SQ 5  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Art SQ 5

Archival pigment print on Dibond

50 x 55 in (127 x 139.70 cm)

Film A2  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Film A2

Archival pigment print on Dibond

37 x 75 in (93.98 x 190.50 cm)

Rock Art Film Fashion SQ  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Rock Art Film Fashion SQ

Archival pigment print on Dibond

40 x 44 in (101.60 x 111.76 cm)

Together as One by Matt Devine

Matt Devine

Together as One, 2020

Steel with powdercoat

37 x 11 x 6 in (93.98 x 27.94 x 15.24 cm)

Ripped Satin by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Ripped Satin, 2020

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

62 x 44 x 6 in (157.48 x 111.76 x 15.24 cm)

New York Times Distortion #1 by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

New York Times Distortion #1, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

44 x 74 x 4 in (111.76 x 187.96 x 10.16 cm)

A Purple Greene Scene by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

A Purple Greene Scene, 2020

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

45 x 78 x 7 in (114.30 x 198.12 x 17.78 cm)

Beatles vs Stones by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Beatles vs Stones

Archival pigment print on Dibond

37 x 75 in (93.98 x 190.50 cm)

Graffiti  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Graffiti

Archival pigment print on Dibond

37 x 75 in (93.98 x 190.50 cm)

Malcolm by Matt Devine

Matt Devine

Malcolm, 2020

Steel with powdercoat

38 x 38 x 8 in (96.52 x 96.52 x 20.32 cm)

Imploding Pink by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Imploding Pink, 2020

Mixed Media on Hand Sculpted Acrylic

47 x 66 x 8 in (119.38 x 167.64 x 20.32 cm)

Stars and Stripes by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Stars and Stripes, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted acrylic

40 x 59 x 5 in (101.60 x 149.86 x 12.70 cm)

Blue Devil by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Blue Devil, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

53 x 44.50 x 8 in (134.62 x 113.03 x 20.32 cm)

Fashion V B by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Fashion V B

Archival pigment print on Dibond

75 x 39 in (190.50 x 99.06 cm)

Rock Art Film Fashion 2  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Rock Art Film Fashion 2

Archival pigment print on Dibond

37 x 75 in (93.98 x 190.50 cm)

PB Drive by Matt Devine

Matt Devine

PB Drive, 2020

Aluminum with powder coat

45 x 60 x 9 in (114.30 x 152.40 x 22.86 cm)

An Open Book by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

An Open Book, 2020

Mixed Media on Hand Sculpted Acrylic

50 x 57.50 x 9 in (127 x 146.05 x 22.86 cm)

The Tomato Soup by Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

The Tomato Soup, 2020

Mixed media on hand-sculpted polystyrene

44 x 32 x 6 in (111.76 x 81.28 x 15.24 cm)

Art MZ by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Art MZ

Archival pigment print on Dibond

37 x 75 in (93.98 x 190.50 cm)

Fashion V3 by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Fashion V3, 2020

Photographic Print in Dibond

75 x 39 in (190.50 x 99.06 cm)

Rock Art Film Fashion B  by Max Steven Grossman

Max Steven Grossman

Rock Art Film Fashion B

Archival pigment print on Dibond

48 x 100 in (121.92 x 254 cm)

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