Los Angeles-based artist Anthony Pearson (b. 1969) is well-known for his sensitivities to materials. By experimenting with the formal limits of the photography, where Pearson’s practice originated, he found a visual vocabulary rooted in abstraction that explores the balances between positive and negative, lightness and darkness. He continues to investigate these dichotomies in media such as plaster, bronze, and clay. His use of the materials elevates their inherent qualities and yields understated poetic experiences within them.