Los Angeles

Aaron Wrinkle

Las Cienegas Projects

“The world is full of objects, more or less interesting,” Douglas Huebler famously observed in 1969, with this twist: “I do not wish to add any more.” While the late artist’s statement was certainly a personal manifesto—he had just turned away from blocky geometric sculpture toward slighter, slier modes incorporating text and photography—it was surely meant as a challenge to the whole artmaking enterprise, from the studio to the site of exhibition. In recent years, Los Angeles–based Aaron Wrinkle has operated close to the margins of visibility, if not viability, implied by Huebler’s statement.

Between 2007 and 2008, while a student at the California Institute of the Arts, Wrinkle restored a 1977 Volvo sedan once belonging to Huebler (the school’s former dean) to impeccable condition, further tricking out the car with a roof rack (found in the trunk) for a surfboard he had been given. Since

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