© Scoli Acosta

Photo: Glen J. Kuban

Scoli Acosta
Carbon Footprint

"A carbon footprint is a "measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide". It is meant to be useful for individuals and organizations to conceptualize their personal (or organizational) impact in contributing to global warming."

" "Carbon Footprint" is a continuing investigation based on the metaphorical and practical applications of alternative and renewable energies and the "aesthetics of resourcefulness".

It is as well an outgrowth of "Bountiful", my first solo project in Los Angeles recently presented at LAXART in Los Angeles which took as it's starting point, bricks that are rolled by the ocean.

I use found and recycled objects and materials, isolating the overlooked poetics and utility of the quotidien in an organic studio process, where each sculpture, painting, drawing, (etc.) leads to the next. References include cornucopia murals (as found on the street corner markets in East Los Angeles), cars, solar power, the plant world, and manmade structures affected by the processes of nature.

The project proposes to bring a Stateside survey of my surroundings and experience in the US which includes a formal focus on painting and sculpture, since returning from France where my work , for the most part, took the form of performances." (Scoli Acosta)

Scoli Acosta was born in 1973 in Los Angeles where he lives and works. He has studied fine art at the Kansas City Art Institute (1994) and the Ultimate Akademie in Cologne, Germany (1997). In residency at the Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, under the direction of François Piron and Yvane Chapuis, he creates "Piquillo" (2001-2002). Recent solo exhibitions include "...Day was to Fall as Night was to Break...", Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2006) and "Big Well", LISTE 2005, Basel, Switzerland. His work has been included in such group exhibitions as the 2007 Montreal Biennial, Montreal, Canada, and the 2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. Later this year, his work will be included in the upcoming exhibition entitled "Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement" at the LACMA, Los Angeles. His work is on show in the collections of the Jumex Mexico, the MOMA New York, the FRAC Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, the FRAC Limousin...

Exhibition 23 February - 5 April 2008

Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11 am - 7 pm

Galerie Laurent Godin
5, rue du Grenier Saint Lazare
75003 Paris - France
Telephone +33 1 42 71 10 66
Email info@laurentgodin.com