Friedman Benda is pleased to present, Chorus, a solo exhibition of Farrell Hundley, a collaboration between William Farrell and Elliott Hundley. This marks the LA-based design duo’s first collaboration with the gallery and their debut presentation in Los Angeles.
Through their practice, the pair explores mythological symbolism from ancient civilizations. The works on view are allegories that meditate on the rise and fall of empires and the poetic power of these fragmented narratives. The exhibition title, Chorus, refers to “the first group characters in traditional Greek plays and stories that set the stage of the story that’s to come,” states Farrell.
Rejecting notions of an idealized form, this exhibition debuts new typologies for the duo and their largest scaled works to date. Through their signature technique of lost-wax casting, the pair has honed their distinct visual vocabulary by uniting discordant objects and furnishings. Reflecting on human evolution and adaptation, imagery of branches and twigs is a key component to their work.
About Farrell Hundley
Established in 2019, Farrell Hundley is a design collaboration between artists Elliott Hundley (b. 1975) and William Farrell (b. 1995). Through their creative dialogue, Farrell and Hundley treat each object as a drawing that each can continually add to as part of their process. The pair is based in Los Angeles, CA.