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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art's Connect & Collect Exhibition and Auction
View my artwork that is up for auction here: Mr. Bungle
Here's what SJICA's new curator Christine Koppes said about the piece:
I worked with Danielle Lawrence on an exhibition at the Bedford Gallery featuring Bay Area women abstract artists and became fascinated with Lawrences work. I particularly enjoy the way she marries qualities of two-dimensional painting with the three-dimensional methods of sculpture, which she coined paintings with accessories. Her sculptural materials bring work off the canvas, adding physicality. Her color palette is eclectic and fresh: dreamy pastels, electric pops of color, and shades of gray.
Lawrences auction piece is a multimedia sculpture titled Mr. Bungle, which is from a series of works about someone or something that has crossed over an invisible boundary. The title refers to the experimental music group Mr. Bungle that's known for their unconventional song structures and combining several musical genres within one song. Lawrence mirrors this artistic approach through her unorthodox arrangement of paint, pushing the boundaries of the conventional structure of a painting as Mr. Bungle does for music. As a fan of experimental rock music I appreciate Lawrences ability to capture the chaos, beauty, and energy of the genre.
- Christine Koppes
Silent Auction Exhibition on view September 29 - October 13
Live Auction Exhibition on view October 6 - October 27
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm, Free & open to the public
Silent Auction & Party: Saturday, October 13, 5-8pm, must purchase bidder number to bid
Live Auction Gala: Saturday, October 27, 5pm, tickets required
Link to purchase auction tickets: Tickets
San Jose Institute of Contemporary
560 S First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
- SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION
June 2 - August 18, 2018
*Please join us for two happy hour events to view the work and speak to the artists:
Thursday, July 12th and Thursday, August 9th from 5 - 7 pm
Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce Summer Survey: a group exhibition featuring four emerging Bay Area artists whose work we have been closely watching. Each artist resists the notion of a single, defining practice, preferring instead hybrid approaches that combine media, and mix materials within their respective bodies of work.
In her dimensional paintings, Danielle Lawrence investigates contradictions, such as the constructed and the organic, flat and textured surfaces, as well as graphic and gestural mark making. Much of her subject matter comes from still lifes she creates from studio debris accumulated over time. Lawrence received her MFA from Mills College in 2011.
Ethan Caflisch works across media including painting, drawing, textiles and sculpture. In his recent series, Spending the Night in a Different Bed, the materials themselves reference both comfort and discomfort - soft linen and cotton fabric remnants are hand sewn into place with raw edges, asymmetrical shapes and uneasy relationships.
The paintings and sculptures of Sophie Lourdes Knight are rooted in an abstract practice that includes loose compositions of ambiguous scenes and non-sequitur objects. Using charcoal, pastel or paint, often on raw canvas, the artist creates energetic compositions that shift between explicit and implied forms. Knight received a BFA from CCA in 2015.
Joe Ferriso, a 2018 graduate of the Stanford MFA program, tests the boundaries of negative and positive space with his painted sculptures. Taking a cue from architecture while embracing the hand-drawn line, his recent sculptures are cut from a single sheet of plywood, into seemingly haphazard shapes that flex and unfold from the wall.
895 Colusa Avenue
Berkeley CA 94707
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