Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Double Whammy at AR4T this Saturday!

Just for you, this Saturday I will be using all of my creative talents in one convenient location:
AR4T, for the opening reception of Splendor Device’s newest group exhibition THIS WILDE ABYSS.

Check out this fantastic flyer with art by Jennifer James. Splendor Device is an all-female art collective headed by Kelly Castillo. THIS WILDE ABYSS will feature work from some of my personal favorites: Sara Haase, Jel Ena, Allison Peairs, Elizabeth Caffey, Kristi Bockrath, Amy Kaplan….I could go on, read the flyer. All of those ladies are dripping with talent. It’s gonna be good, you guys.

The fabulous musician/artist Sara M Lyons and I are performing at the opening reception as Library Sciences. This will be the first-ever live Library Sciences show and we’ll be practicing all week. Our illustrated audio zines will be for sale at the reception as well. (In case you love it.)

I’ve got a NEW piece in the show that is borne of my watching and rewatching Carl Sagan’s COSMOS over the past several weeks.
It’s called Cosmology, and it is inspired by the existence of parallel universes.
Charcoal and acrylic on wood with glitter and light fixture. Yes I said glitter. It is all over my house forever. Sometimes you make sacrifices for art.

I posted one photo of this and have had a rash of people freaking out about this representing duplicity or mutation. I would first like to say: RELAX. It's okay if art makes you uncomfortable, but I also don't think this deserves to be labeled "disturbing." The figure is meant to be reflected as well as connected--referencing the possibility of another us in another universe, amidst infinite other universes and possibilities. At the center, I tried to visualize the creation of worlds, with a swirling movement to echo the shape of many galaxies. The figure is reflected again in a pool of stars, to imply again that these universes are infinite.

Boom. Artist statement.

This Wilde Abyss opens Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6-9pm
Artists Republic For Tomorrow (AR4T)
210 N. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA

1 comment:

Jacob Sommerville said...

I know I'm crazy nerdy for asking, but why is the moon at the center?