Ripple, the newest collection of work from Yucca Valley, California based artist Dan John Anderson, is the result of Anderson’s sincere devotion to his material. Allowing form to be resolved through labor, these pieces display a patient and willing relationship with craft, resulting in a quiet sense of depth. Made in the desert, the works in Ripple are an ecological extension of Anderson’s relationship with his surroundings.
The forms taken by these works can be seen as tactile gestures of gratitude and intimacy made by the hand of an artist with an emotional stake in what he produces. The contour of each piece is a breathing and animated thing, making visible Anderson’s passionate consideration of his work.
Born and raised in rural Eastern Washington, Dan John Anderson spent his formative years in Portland, Oregon where he studied at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Surrounded by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Dan’s first materiality interest was wood. He continues to revere the medium along with other craft-based materials which have a history rooted in collaboration, intense labor, and pragmatism. Anderson and his studio are currently based in Yucca Valley, California. His work has been shown in a variety of locations including the Palm Springs Art Museum, A-Z West, NYC Design Week, MATTER NYC, and Curator’s Cube Japan.
Ripple will be on view in The Future Perfect’s San Francisco gallery through November.