San Francisco, CA
Superstruct, a new body of work by University of San Francisco Associate Professor Eric Hongisto, explores DIY sculptural forms inspired by the art of skateboarding. Incorporating mathematical patterns and curves and painted with repetitive stripes using minimal color theory, these sculptures are influenced by marks found in nature that may incite danger and risk, such as animal camouflage.
Built as furniture-like objects, Hongisto’s ramps are presented as non-functional, architectural abstractions. Some of the works are site specific, placed to allow viewers the mental image of skateboarding off of the Kalmanovitz Hall roof, and to emphasize the peril involved in the simple act of being on a terrace.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.