Grave, 2019, bronze and enamel, 90 x 36 x 48 inches
January 19, 2020
Will Boone at Frieze Projects
Frieze Los Angeles 2020
Paramount Pictures Studios Back Lot
5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
February 14-16, 2020
Saturday, February 15: 11am–7pm
Sunday, February 16: 11am–6pm
Will Boone (b. 1982, Houston; lives in Los Angeles) creates paintings, sculptures and installations that draw inspiration from diverse references, including forms of pop, vernacular, and industrial culture, lore and history, and subcultural aesthetics.
Boone’s The Three Fates, P-22, and Grave, reimagine figures from vintage hobby kits popular in the 1960s as life-sized, stand-alone sculptures. In these works he isolates menacing witches around a cauldron, a cougar ready to pounce, and a gravestone from a monster set, reconfiguring classic Americana toys to create new narratives and associations.
His works foreground materiality, transforming the plastic manufacturing techniques of the post-war era figurines by upscaling them to cast bronze, finished with a loose enamel painting technique reminiscent of the hobbyist’s brush.
Frieze Projects 2020 is co-curated by Rita Gonzalez (Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Director, Vincent Price Art Museum).