Please join us as we celebrate the opening of Noa Batle's first solo exhibition, Mis-armed and Ready at the Rare Device gallery on August 7 from 6-9pm. Show runs from August 7 - September 1, 2015.
The plastic soldiers I played with as a young child were objects of a simulated war that held no other purpose or use beyond their duty as play toys. They are frozen in the act of fighting. For the real soldiers that these sculptures portray, the reality is that even the most battle-hardened warrior is still a person, with a life and home to which they hope to return. These sculptures perhaps acknowledge the battle that soldiers fight off the battlefield; the fight for a normal life. — Noa Batle
About The Artist:
Noa Batle is a promising young artist born and raised in San Francisco. He has featured his artwork at the MOMA PS1 in New York City, Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and SFMOMA Artists Gallery. He has won several awards for his artwork including a Gold medal in the Scholastic Arts and Writing 2014 competition and the Merit Award for the YoungArts 2014 competition. Noa is currently working on his Bachelor of Arts degree at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture.
All photos courtesy of Noa Batle.