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Sculptor Ricky Swallow recreates ordinary objects such as rope and furniture in trompe l’oeil bronze sculptures that defy function and material expectations, even as their strangeness highlights the relationship of commonplace objects to the body and memory. Concurrently, Swallow curates an exhibition of charming, luminous, tactile, and equally strange ceramic vessels by Doyle Lane (1925-2002), a beloved pioneer in the early emergence of the stellar West Coast pottery scene and especially the vibrant Black art world of galleries like Brockman. Kordansky Gallery, 5130 Edgewood Place; open by appointment July 22 – August 29; davidkordanskygallery.com.

Doyle Lane at David Kordansky

LA Weekly