Hostler Burrows is pleased to announce Species, an exhibition by American artist and designer Jake Coan. This is Coan’s first solo presentation in the project space of the Los Angeles gallery.

The exhibition features a new series of sculptural lamps created across a variety of media. The works are delicately rendered in brass with stone supports and hand-made paper diffusers; some are cast in bronze or created from dried milkweed branches and rocks collected from the forest near Coan’s home and studio. Fitted with micro LEDs, Coan’s work occupies a liminal space between sculpture and functional objects.

Jake Coan (b. 1991, Ghent, NY) grew up in the Hudson Valley, the son of an architect and a potter. After graduating from Bard College with a BA in Studio Art, he designed arts and engineering curricula for children at Brooklyn Robot Foundry for many years. He currently works full-time creating art and lighting fixtures in his studio in Housatonic, MA. Coan’s influences include lamp designer Ingo Maurer, sculptor Isamu Noguchi, fashion designer Issey Miyake, and most importantly; plants, rocks, and light. His work can be found in homes around the world, and has been featured in publications such as Domino Magazine and New York Magazine.