30 September - 17 December 2017
Opening Reception on Saturday, 30 September // 12-5PM

At the end of the phrases, it breaks, and that break makes it so sweet that it seems borne up by the music of angels, of which I feel the horror, for angels fill me with horror, being, as I imagine, neither mind nor matter, white, filmy and frightening, like the translucent bodies of ghosts.

-- Jean Genet, "Our Lady of Flowers," 1943

Shoot The Lobster LA is pleased to announce Mid-City Angels, Matt Savitsky's first solo presentation in Los Angeles.

Mid-City Angels is a pseudo-residency where the exhibited works build over time. Savitsky will move his studio practice into the gallery, and every weekend invite a series of guests to collaborate. Each session will be like performance, open to the public, and documented. Unscheduled visitors will be able to observe this process or may themselves become subjects, or directors.

This project is a continuation of Savitsky's interest in defining the absent figure; creating form out of absence. Blending sculpture and performance-based processes, Savitsky's work probes ideas about gender, the body, and intimacy, while constructing theatrical environments.

Please join Matt Savitsky and STL LA in the making of mid-city angels.

The first day of open performances is Saturday, September 30, 12-5pm.

Shoot the Lobster, 3315 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90018
212 560 0670
contact [at] shootthelobster [dot] com

Saturday & Sunday
12 - 5pm

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Matt Savitsky (aka Minty Savitsky) is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more about his work, please visit:

Image detail is courtesy of Artist Matt Savitsky and Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles.

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