Lots of strong works on view in (Im)Material, a smart exhibition exploring the visible and the invisible. Curated by Kevin B. Chen, it is on view at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Fort Barry, Marin through February 22. I loved seeing new developments by Bay Area artists alongside many artists new to me.
Silent, captivating video portraits of musicians mimicking a performance. Perhaps the closest I’ll experience to synesthesia. Soyoung Shin, Byron Au Yong, Susie J. Lee., Piano Concerto – Houston. Source: soyoungshin.com.
Love this super simple form with interesting optical effects. It isn’t any more elaborate than it needs to be, yet offers much room for perceptual discovery. Randy Colosky, Ghost in the Machine, 2012, steel frame with 1″ aluminum tubes, courtesy the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.
Detail. Randy Colosky, Ghost in the Machine, 2012, steel frame with 1″ aluminum tubes, courtesy the artist and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.
Again, simple idea, nice execution. Strangely formal drapery images that appear solid, but are in fact pieces of plastic sheet that hang in the air for a millisecond. Jennifer Brandon, Cast VIII, 2014, archival pigment print. Source: jenniferbrandon.com
A densely layered papercut photo print using an image recovered from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Amazing craftsmanship around a very powerful history. Mayumi Hamanaka, from the Invisible Lands series. Source: mayumihamanaka.com
Anyone who has lost a loved one will recognize these collections of possessions as memorials to people. The futility of capturing one’s loss and grief is only underscored by the objects that remain present. Kija Lucas, Objects to Remember You By: Collections from Sundown, 2014, archival pigment print. Source: kijalucas.com.