Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculpture by Chuck Moffit inspired by desert landscapes, the ceramicist John Mason, Southern California design of the 1950s - 70s and, most importantly, by the various materials that he works with (clay, steel, and branches) and the methods they require. Moffit is interested in the ideas of transformation and chance in the process of casting metals and the resulting “inclusions,” casting flaws evident by the presence of a particle distinct from the substance it is imbedded in.
Chuck Moffit lives and works in Southern California. He exhibited in the Hammer Museum’s group exhibition Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles (2005) curated by Christopher Miles, James Elaine and Aimee Change. He also was invited to participate in high desert test sites 4, 5 and 6 (2005, 2006, 2007) organized by Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree, CA. He received an Arts/Industry residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.