Stefan Bishop is a self-taught artist and designer. For over 20 years he has sought out and worked with distinct masters from a variety of disciplines, educating himself and letting his vision mature. He absorbed an acute attention to form and the intricacies of wood as a medium, while continually refining the skill in his hands and developing his own visual and conceptual vocabulary. In 2011 he established his studio near downtown Los Angeles. Focusing on the points of intersection between architecture, design, sculpture, and spatial analysis, he creates furniture and works of art ranging from subtle and organic to rigorously structured and complex. For the inaugural exhibition at Cristina Grajales Gallery, Bishop will present several new furniture pieces in cast bronze and in wood.
A signature of Steven and William Ladd’s work is their hand-sewn boxes containing meticulously constructed environments, often composed of found materials that the brothers have sewn, beaded, and scrolled. When closed and stacked, the boxes become sculptural towers, majestic works of art, at rest until dismantled and the contents revealed in a rhythmic and choreographed performance, during which the brothers open the boxes and arrange them in their textile landscape formations. For the inaugural show at Cristina Grajales Gallery, the Ladds will present six new textile landscape pieces, as well as a massive chandelier and beaded curtains.