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Honor Fraser is pleased to present Fast-formal Object: Act Two, an exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Gustavo Godoy. This marks Godoy’s second exhibition with the gallery.

In an experimental re-interpretation piece, Fast-formal Object: Act Two, Gustavo Godoy transforms his Big White installation into a smokey black shadow of itself. He shifts the palette to challenge what was once light and airy, weightless and fluid, to make a work that is the polar opposite. The piece now retreats into the shadows of the gallery and yet demands that the viewer reckon its invisibility with its undeniable presence. The work moves from Honor Fraser’s carefully designed main space, into the raw, vaulted LAB space, and becomes Act Two, a demonstration of rebellion against the pristine sanctuary of the first abstract construction, and negotiates the new gallery space with a sense of urgency, gravity, and intellectual aggression.

Gustavo Godoy lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree at UC Santa Barbara, a Master of Fine Arts degree at Vermont College in Montpelier, VT and has studied at the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Fast-formal Object: Big White marked Godoy�s first solo show at Honor Fraser following his last Los Angeles solo exhibition What�s the Big Idea at The Happy Lion in 2007. Godoy has exhibited work both nationally and internationally at venues such as, Le Parc Saint Leger � Centre d�art contemporain in Pougues-les-Eaux, France, Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA, Workspace in Brooklyn, NY and Mexico Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City.