Los Angeles Dual Show | February 4 - March 4, 2012
Inspired by the tool of choice for these artists, not by oil, DRILL BABY DRILL takes its name from the power drills that both men routinely employ to produce their artworks. Through the reworking and repurposing of materials, Kalish and Liot cut, rivet and screw together layers of found objects.
For the past 15 years, Michael Kalish has mastered the medium of metal. Usuing old license plates he twists, cuts, and rivets pieces together to create exceptional images. For DRILL BABY DRILL, Kalish interprets revered artworks by artists such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Wesselmann, and Banksy.
Though widely established in Europe, this will be Eric Liot’s first show on American soil. His work explores the themes of art history, his personal travels abroad, advertising and the visual images that surround us. Working with wood frames, Liot builds layers and layers of found objects and images, screwing the pieces together with a drill. Using paint, he transforms the original objects’ purpose, giving them a brand new definition.