Ian Barry, The White, 2013
Acrylic, 7075 + 6061 T6 aluminum, brass, cloth, chromally, copper, enamel, epoxy, glass, light-emitting diodes, leather, magnesium, nickel, pyrex, rubber, silver, springs, stainless mesh, stainless steel, steel, titanium, 1967 Works 'Squish head' Velocette Venom Thruxton engine, GP Carburettors, Avon Venom tires, 21” WM1 Avon, 19” WM2 Borrani. 33 x 30 x 73 in.
If you have any lingering doubts that engineering is an art form, stop by L.A.’s Michael Kohn Gallery this weekend to see the magic of Ian Barry’s hand-built motorcycles. The latest pit stop on the artist's continuing exploration of the “engine as object,” The White, The Black, The Kestrel was over two years in the making, and presents his two-wheeled wonders in the über-sleek setting they deserve. Jeff Koons, eat your heart out!
The White, The Black, The Kestrel
The Michael Kohn Gallery
8071 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Now thru August 31, 2013