Archive for September, 2012

Trace Evidence at CALB for Long Beach Arts Month

Sixpack Projects is proud to participate in Long Beach Arts Month with a new exhibition curated by Jeff Rau at the brand new Cultural Alliance for Long Beach (CALB) galleries in the Bungalow Arts Building.

The exhibition entitled Trace Evidence features the work of five artists who explore and make sense of the world through systematic processes of measurement, quantification, and documentation. Whether creating sculpture based on body measurements, casting the physical marks left by performance events, allowing the wind to trace its path, or simply scanning donuts; all these artists seek to capture and permanently record the fleeting and immaterial.

Please join us at the opening reception on Friday, October 5th, 6-10pm.


Trace Evidence

TRACE EVIDENCE
curated by Jeff Rau
October 5 – October 27, 2012

Cultural Alliance for Long Beach (CALB)
at the Bungalow Arts Building
743 N. Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 5th, 6 – 10pm

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Jocelyn Foye
Virginia Katz
Jeff Rau
Jennifer Reifsneider
Rebecca Sittler


All artists in this exhibition either presently live and work in Long Beach, or recently received a graduate degree from California State University here in Long Beach.

Sixpack Projects is a collective of six emerging contemporary artists and curators committed to providing innovative art exhibitions that bring together both emerging and mid-career artists to impel dialog on a variety of contemporary issues. For more information about this and other projects, please visit www.SixpackProjects.com

This exhibition has been made possible by support from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Cultural Alliance for Long Beach. Please check out the hundreds of other arts events taking place during Long Beach Arts Monthwww.LongBeachArtsMonth.org

A quick update… and new exhibition!

Sixpack Projects may have been officially silent for most of 2012, but this is not to say that we’ve been resting on our laurels. Quite the contrary!

At its core, Sixpack Projects began (and remains) a collective of six emerging contemporary artists and curators, often working independently, each with different specialties and interests. As we have been consistently excited and inspired by each other’s work, we banded together as friends and colleagues to help build a name together.

This past year has brought about some significant professional growth among the individuals in our group! From our humble beginnings in Orange County, we are now curating exhibitions on both coasts and in Europe! In a few short years, Sixpack members have been part of the curatorial/exhibitions staff at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana; University Art Museum at CSULB, Long Beach; Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield; and the Florence Biennale, Italy. Now presently, three of our members hold senior curator positions at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA; Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY; and LINEA Contemporary Art Space, Florence, Italy.

Of course, along with such professional responsibility to other institutions, we do not often have the freedom to brand our work with the independent name of Sixpack Projects. But, this is not to say that our independent work is done!

We may not maintain the consistent calendar of programming we established in 2010-2011, but we remain committed to providing innovative art exhibitions that bring together both emerging and mid-career artists to impel dialog on a variety of contemporary issues. As we continue to develop new relationships with artists and independent art spaces, expect to see future Sixpack Projects exhibitions pop up on both coasts and perhaps even across the globe!

Plus… a new exhibition is coming to Long Beach, for Long Beach Arts Month. More info coming soon.