FEATURING ARTISTS: JACOB GOUDREAULT, EASTON MILLER, MATT NICHOLS, MAX REINHARDT, and SIMON SLATER
OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 12TH, 2010. 7 -11 PM
Sweating, pulsing, bleeding, weave. Mark-making unto banal rectilinear; dripping congestion, in-volving skeins, fuzzy logic. Informed implosions beget spacial codes birthing planes and vectors; tangents and tangential information collapsing content/context. Representation is balanced with color and shape while a specious story unfolds truly absurd, uncanny in spectrum, ambiguous in nature. Signifiers taunt line and daubs to succeed in their immediacy while the relevance of semiotics remains questionable. Addendum, application, appropriation and audacity broach the grand plane as objects conglomerate confronting paint. Certainly this conversation strains coherence at times, while illustrating evolved language at others, like border guards of combating countries sharing a drink.
A seminal issues amongst these artists and the purpose for this show is to test instinct with respect to the nature of pure creativity as a genuine investment in “the real”, or conversely a misguided venture into a spurious hyper-reality; implosive simulation in the maelstrom of contemporary culture.
For one night only at Heaven Gallery, the first ten titles of the LA ANONIMA book series will be on view together for the first time. With content ranging from original research in Las Vegas to counterfeit facsimiles of works by other authors on American history, the books serve as research tools while also articulating shifts in the form of the bound volume. The following titles will be available for browsing:
0. Gertrude Abercrombie
1. Endless Sum
2. The Frontier in American History
3. Castaways Cast Away
4. Explosion / Implosion
5. Field Guide to Casino Carpets in Nevada
7. Learning From Las Vegas, Roadside Copy
8. White Towers
9. The Great Book of Currier and Ives’ America
For more information on each title, please visit LA ANONIMA online.
Refreshments will be served /// after party at Danny's Tavern
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The Invisible City is a joint show by architect/furniture designer Eve Fineman and artist Damon Locks, both showing individual bodies of new work. Though different in medium and expression, the work that they do ideologically crosses over in many ways.
As a designer and design educator, Eve Fineman approaches her work with a social consciousness. Her current project, a sustainable furniture system called Interstice, incorporates an innovative use of materials and processes. All of the pieces in her designs can be interchanged, reconfigured or melted down and reused, presenting a closed-loop system of manufacture.
Artist Damon Locks is a Printmaker that works with digital printing, silkscreen and relief printing. His pieces stem from a desire to explore and comment on ideas of culture and community. The work has aspects of literal political intent but it also displays a looseness and abstraction that enlivens the issues at hand.
The Invisible City speaks to unrealized potential, the underground, the marginalized, and the spaces in-between. This show presents two different approaches toward bringing the otherwise unseen and unimagined into focus. The Invisible City is about dualities: noisy and quiet, questions and answers, seen and unseen. As these opposing elements are placed in each others’ proximity, the combined works offer a new way of looking at what already exists.
There will be a musical performance by Spectronix (Dan Bitney) and A Grape Dope (John Herndon)