ELECTRIC WORKS - AMPERSAND - THE LAB
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES - PARK LIFE
10.24.08


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  • Electric Works: Michelle Blade, Ana Fernández, Julie Rofman - Equilateral.

    Comment by AB: Equilateral is a triangle where all sides are equal. So according to the spec sheet, what we've got here are three artists, each of whom assesses the situation from a different perspective (equally, I assume)-- Michelle Blade appraises the supernatural, Ana Fernández encapsulates the corporeal, and Julie Rofman cogitates on the physical.

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    Paintings by Michelle Blade.

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    Art (Michelle Blade).

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    Art (Ana Fernández).

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    Art (Ana Fernández).

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    Art (Julie Rofman).

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    Art (Julie Rofman).

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    Art (Julie Rofman).

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    Ampersand International Arts:  Andy Vogt and Jeff Morris - Aftermath and Scrap.

    Comment by AB: Jeff Morris makes art about lines, covering pretty much the entire continuum from rigorous precision consecutive straight-line pencil drawings to curved, almost random, line-based sculptural works. His sculptures appear to be constructed from discarded remnants. Andy Vogt, meanwhile, "repurposes" plaster lath and other salvaged wood into adept abstract sculptures. You might call 'em "resolute ruins." Vogt tops those off with several complementary works on paper.

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    Art by Andy Vogt.

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    Art (Andy Vogt).

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    Andy Vogt (right) explains art.

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    Art (Andy Vogt).

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    Art (Jeff Morris).

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    Art (Jeff Morris).

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    Art (Jeff Morris).

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    Pinkie cam detail of above pencil drawing (Jeff Morris).

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    Art (Jeff Morris).

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    California Institute of Integral Studies: Maxine Solomon - A World Within Our World.

    Comment by AB: Satisfying expressionist abstracts by Maxine Solomon in the classic tradition. Solomon's combinations of paint and glaze give her paintings a rich vintage feel.

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    Paintings by Maxine Solomon.

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    Maxine Solomon talks about her art.

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    The LAB: Relay.

    Artists: Jim Haynes, Dan Nelson, Owen Martell, Simon Proffitt.

    Comment by AB: Dan Nelson's entertaining and informative video and installation, "140 Ways to Make a Cassette Unlistenable" doesn't seem to leave any option out. Methodologies include saw, epoxy, padlock, dropping it down a sewer, hammer, baking it into bread, and many more. For all you wannabees out there, a complete list is available at the gallery. Jim Haynes visual and sound installation, "Every Island Fled Away and the Mountains Could Not Be Found," has to do with vibration, undulation, and corrosion. And Simon Proffitt and owen Martell's "Parallel Wales" project features an engaging video survey of rural and suburban Pennsylvania, Deleware and Maryland locations with Welsh-originated names.

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    Display of unlistenable cassettes and methods (Dan Nelson).

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    Unlistenable cassette art (Dan Nelson).

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    List of ways to make cassettes unlistenable (Dan Nelson).

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    Video of ways to make cassettes unlistenable (Dan Nelson).

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    Americana video art (Owen Martell & Simon Proffitt).

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    Installation art (Jim Haynes - nicely done).

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    Detail of installation by Jim Haynes.

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    Park Life: Funhouse.

    Artists: Taylor Mckimens, Misaki Kawai, Kathy Grayson, Carly Haffner, Don Porcella, Matt Leines, Ben Jones.

    Comment by AB: It's art. It's fun. That's that.

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    Art closer.

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    Census.

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