Sharp Elbows/LAMOA Projects Series





Sharp Elbows
Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple, and Tyler Vlahovich
Organized by John Pearson
May 10-31, 2015

Sharp Elbows is an installation curated by John Pearson and includes the work of Michael Minelli, Rebecca Ripple and Tyler Vlahovich. The work in Sharp Elbows are held in composition by an exquisite tension that explores how boundaries (whether real or imagined) often bring into play the proposed limits of the body, of memory and lived experience. Within Sharp Elbows, these implied limitations elicit responses that are as tactile and suggestive, as they are fragile and fierce.

This is the second exhibition in the LAMOA Project series. The project space has been redesigned for this particular installation.

Opening Reception May 10, Sunday, 5-8pm






view of the bookstore and the exhibition "Sharp Elbows"
works by 
Michael Minelli,
Rebecca Ripple,
Tyler Vlahovich
in the back 
view of the exhibition "danach drau├čen" 
paintings by 
Jan Stieding 
view of the exhibition "Sharp Elbows"
works by 
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs), 2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

Tyler Vlahovich,  Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)


Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, 
Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)

left to right: 
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”


left to right: 
Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)
Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Elmo balloon, string, and sharpie, 14" x 14" x 6"  (not including string)
Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”

Rebecca Ripple, Rebecca Ripple, ar: from Barrel of 'f's, 2015, stainless steel, rubber, and silicone, 8" x 5" x 3" (variable)

Michael Minelli, Michael Minelli, sponge (from souvenirs)2007-present, Sculpey III, 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/8”