PRESTON DANIELS Neighborhood Watch & PATRICK STRAND Archipelago
Organized by Jennifer Frias and Sixpack Projects
Opening reception: Saturday, March 26, 6-9 PM
LB Downtown Art Walk: Saturday, April 9, 6-9 PM
Exhibition dates: March 26 – April 16, 2011
Sixpack Projects @ Phantom Galleries Long Beach
170 N Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802
Sixpack Projects is pleased to present two separate bodies of work by two emerging southern California artists. Preston Daniels and Patrick Strand produce works that seize the humanization of architectural, communal and spatial elements occupying our modern environs. The artists’ re-contextualization of transcendental communities is realized through architectural foundations in decline from their majestic poise (Daniels) or through fragmented drawings of multiple cities assembled together into one island (Strand). Both Daniels and Strand produce works that represent the physical changes reflected in our living spaces and how they embody our everyday lives.
PRESTON DANIELS attended the Chatauqua Institute School of Fine Art in New York and received his BFA from West Virginia University in 2007. He received an MFA on a Hallsburg Scholarship from California State University Fullerton in 2010. He has exhibited works throughout the US including The OsCene at the Laguna Art Museum (2010), Crussell Fine Arts in Orange CA, SCA Project Gallery in Pomona, Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana and others. He has collaborated with artist and film director Tim Burton on his sculpture “Robot Boy” for the exhibition Tim Burton that opened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2009, and is scheduled to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May 2011. His works are included in numerous private collections around the country such as the collection of Barbra and Victor Kline located in Southern California. He currently lives and works in Santa Ana California.
PATRICK STRAND holds two BFA degrees, the first in drawing and painting from the University of Southern California (1998) and the other in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (2002). In 2010 he received his MFA in Painting from Cal State Fullerton. He has exhibited at numerous southern California venues such as Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles and the Palm Springs Film Festival. With his background in animation, drawing and painting, he has taught at Maxis Studios/Electronic Arts in Redwood City and Walnut Creek, CA, ABC Family in Los Angeles, California State University at Fullerton and Watts Towers through the Community Arts Partnership in Watts, CA.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Sixpack Projects is a collective of six artist/curators organizing innovative contemporary art exhibitions and events throughout Southern California. We are: Alyssa Cordova, Jennifer Frias, Lilia Lamas, Jillian Nakornthap, Jeff Rau, and Heather Richards. The Sixpack Projects Gallery at Phantom Galleries Long Beach features special curatorial projects by the members of our collective and is intended to be a forum for engaging the community in important and relevant cultural discussions through the exhibition of contemporary art. For more information please visit www.SixpackProjects.com
Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries Long Beach is located at 170 N. Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802. in downtown Long Beach at the corner of Broadway and Promenade. Gallery is open limited hours and by special appointment; there is 24/7 pedestrian viewing. To schedule a viewing contact Sixpack Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information visit www.SixpackProjects.com and www.PhantomGalleriesLA.com, or visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/sixpackprojects.