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Morgan Blair : FiftyTwo Ft
Mar 01-Jun 16 2019 - 21 days left
Morgan Blair's painting process begins online, where she collects and collages together stills from children’s claymation projects on Youtube. Seeking crudely assembled approximations of reality, she further manipulates this visual material towards and away from abstraction, making new iterations from morphed and flattened blobs of colored clay. Ultimately these compositions are transferred onto wall and canvas where the shapes are filled with hard-edged airbrushed gradients and three-dimensional texture that further obscure the subject matter. Clashing, saturated colors root the paintings in an alternate reality while rambling, stream-of-consciousness titles combine personal, political, and pop culture references suggest new contexts for the final images. Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 1, 6-9pm.
Soft Territories
May 04-Jun 23 2019 - 28 days left
Soft Territories is an exhibition that explores themes of movement, migration, and locality that are central to the practice of contemporary textile artists Victoria Manganiello, Sarah Zapata, and Simon Sepulveda curated by Carolina Arevalo. The artworks included employ the woven thread to engage with notions of politics, territories, technologies, and borders, while simultaneously creating spaces of softness, warmth, and shelter. Curator: Carolina Arevalo. Opening Reception: Sat, May 4, 6-9pm.