(b. 1986, Salem, OR) Was raised in a family of builders. Growing up in rural Oregon, he quickly became part of a tradition rooted in generations of exploring craftsmanship and manufacturing. The perceptual nuance of the work is developed through a process that pays tribute to the artist’s personal lineage–building cars, boats and musical instruments–while setting out to create a distinctive vernacular. Inspired by the intersection of aesthetics and production, shop equipment and industrial materials are transformed into streamlined minimal objects. The cinematic quality of Farrand’s paintings and marble plates heightens these transformations and converges with a calm crystallization of time that washes over the work. His refinement of these forms become stand-ins for and allusions to idealized models. Deeply personal, Farrand’s work bridges the experience of the physical and metaphysical, shifting the viewer’s sense of time, and slowing the impulse for distraction. Farrand’s rendering of silence, of felled forms, is an evocation of intuitive steadfastness, a commitment to commanding beauty. Devin Farrand (b.1986, Salem, OR) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent Solo exhibitions include Heft, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Blocks on Blocks, Good Weather Gallery, North Little Rock, AR; Group exhibitions include Hidden Words at Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China; Slightly Undercooked, BBQLA, Los Angeles, CA; Holiday, Ibid Gallery, London, UK; Cubit, New Release Gallery, New York, NY; When I Die…, 68 Projects, Gallery Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany; Blood Red Sun of Fantastic LA, Curated by René-Julien Praz, Piasa, Paris, France. Farrand’s work can be found in the collections of: Burger Collection, Hong Kong; SoHo House, Malibu, CA; New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI; Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR; Sishang Art museum Beijing China; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.