Metalic Urban Panels by [Losett]2
The Urban Panels series investigates the most mundane of city vistas—sidewalks—reconsidering the sidewalk panel as a concise, meaning-laden urban sign.
On city sidewalks, wear from decades of human contact captures the strata of history that extends beyond mundane purposes of utilitarian objects. Erosion from feet, paws, and wheel traffic exposes age-old sediment and crackling layers of slate. Like crag faces adorned with fossils, concrete slabs record accidental footprints and intentional scribbles. Manhole covers dot streets like official seals of industrial aesthetics. Over that, modern culture deposits remnants of our consumption; water, gravity and tire action incessantly deconstruct iconic packaging into low reliefs. And in Nature’s eternal cycles, leaves land on sidewalks and pass out of existence; it rains and snows, and sunlight, shadows, and reflections lend to even the most mundane items a transitory poetry.
Metallic Urban Panels brings these considerations together in portfolio of small scale reliefs designed for vertical installation. The reliefs come in three sizes: 20”x20”- intended to be exhibited unframed, 12”x12” and 9”X9” - both framed. They explore the same social, environmental, political, conceptual and formal concerns through the prism of mundane pedestrian experiences as all Urban Panels, in a language that mixes postmodern irony with genuine contemplation and occasional poetry.
We are continuing to develop this portfolio. More images will follow.