Archive for August, 2010

Sopa de Gabi

Sixpack Projects presents this fine exhibition of prints by artist Gabriela Martinez. Be sure to for the opening reception on September 4th!

SOPA DE GABI
curated by Jillian Nakornthap

Grand Central Art Center, Sales Gallery
September 4 – September 26, 2010

Gabriela Martinez. Caldo de Pato. linocut

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 4th, 7-10pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Soup in its simplest of forms has the most complex histories behind them. As the first bite hits your palette, you experience ingredients that come from all over the world, mixing and mingling together to form a collectively delectable dish. Gabriela Martinez acknowledges the significance of soups both culturally and personally and will often incorporate caldos, or soups, in her work. Coming from a multicultural background, the prints become Martinez’s stew as she blends together personal storytelling with the history of printmaking to make a unique allegory, allowing the viewer to not only get a taste of Martinez’s life but the aroma of the printmakers that came before her.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Gabriela Martinez was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art at the La Sierra University in Riverside. From there she went onto pursue her Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking at California State University Long Beach. This is where she began to flourish as a young printmaker and her work began to be shown more consistently. Her work has been displayed in such venues as the Getty Gallery, La Mano Press and Mexican Cultural Institute. 2009 proved to be a successful year for Martinez participating in not one but two solo exhibitions, Historias/Histories, Brandstater Art Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, California and Recent Work, Scuda, Long Beach, California. Among her many accomplishments, she was recently awarded Rising Star Alumni Award from La Sierra University. She lives and work in Long Beach.

Metadataphile

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Sixpack Projects presents this fascinating exhibition that highlighting the plethora of information technologies in our contemporary culture, and how these technologies are being utilized and manipulated by artists working in a variety of media.

Be sure to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, August 28th!

METADATAPHILE:
The Collapse of Visual Information

Curated by Jennifer Frias and Lilia Lamas

Begovich Gallery (formerly the Main Art Gallery)
California State University, Fullerton
August 28 – September 30, 2010

Jason Varone, "Tactical Information Bomb," 2007

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, August 28, 5-8PM

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Information permeates society today in unprecedented magnitudes and methods. Metadataphile: The Collapse of Visual Information features sixteen international artists who transform and recontextualize data into art that make socio-political statements. These artists appropriate, hack, pirate, and reorder metadata from objects, events and cultural phenomena into film, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and sound.

VISIT THE SITE:
www.metadataphile.com

PUBLICATION:
An exhibition catalog is available through California State University, Fullerton. Full-color, 160 pages, published and designed at Cal State University, Fullerton.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Cory Arcangel + Frankie Martin
Josh Azzarella
Petronio Bendito
Sky Burchard
Matthew Bryant
Kathy Grayson
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Ken Rinaldo
Kim Rugg
Jason Salavon
Peter Sarkisian
John Sisley
Stephanie Syjuco
Michael Toillion
Jason Varone

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
Jason Varone will also be an artist in residence at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Check back for more details.

Even Better Than the Real Thing

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Although this exhibition is not officially a Sixpack Projects show, it has been curated by our very own Jennifer Frias; so we are very glad to support her efforts! Be sure to join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, August 24th!

EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING:
The Art of the Uncanny
Curated by Jennifer Frias

Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
August 23 – September 25, 2010

Derek Parker "Its what's inside that counts" 2010OPENING RECEPTION:
Tuesday, August 24, 6-9 PM
(in conjunction with the Arts Complex Gala)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny observes the edges of perception. It takes into account the notion of “defamiliarization,” or the artistic technique of forcing the audience to see common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar by making the everyday uncanny. While the procedure to achieve such realistic and hi-tech qualities may appear mass-produced, the objects in the exhibition were constructed meticulously by applying basic, traditional art and handcraft techniques, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and sewing. The works selected for Even Better Than the Real Thing posses characteristics that are visually arresting, seductive, and at times, disturbing. The results undertake an unsettling realism and issue a challenge to art’s alleged dedication to the world of appearances.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Jon Bonser
Joe Davidson
Ben Jackel
Kiel Johnson
Nina Katchadourian
Rebecca Morales
Kristen Morgin
Kaz Oshiro
Derek Parker
Andy Ralph
Laura Splan
Stephanie Syjuco