Lamothe works with strong associations to architecture in her materials and methods of assembly.
Lamothe’s work renders construction and scaffolding materials as ductile, elastic, and dynamic in a way that contravenes expectations about their apparent rigidity. She stresses the materials to just within their breaking point, creating doubts about strength and security. Reconfiguring conventional systems of language and architecture, the artists reveal that by undercutting the intended functions of structures, new constructive meanings become possible.
Text excerpt by Steve Turner Gallery
Free Function | 2016
Exhibition View: Steve Turner Gallery | Los Angeles | USA
Photograph: Don Lewis