THE ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE ART GALLERY PRESENTS Transient Geometries

THE ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE ART GALLERY PRESENTS

Transient Geometries

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Matthew Ballou, Quintesssence, multiple woodblock prints, acrylic and gouache on paper
Matthew Ballou, Quintesssence, multiple woodblock
prints, acrylic and gouache on paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition dates:  October 26 – November 17, 2011

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, October 26,
7 pm – 9 pm

Artist Talk with David Eddington at 7:15 pm

The AVC Art Gallery is proud to presentTransient Geometries, a group exhibition exploring how artists investigate series of shapes to create dialogs about contemporary space.

Transient Geometries brings together four internationally exhibiting artists located across the United States.  The works of Matthew Ballou, J. Jordan Bruns, David Eddington, and Lisa C. Soto bridge a variety of media to explore tensions between flatness and dimensional structures in shapes.  These tensions provide a matrix for discussing the fractious experience of contemporary life.

Lisa C. Soto, UnPacking the World, pigment on mylar, petri dishes, cardboard box, packing peanuts
Lisa C. Soto, UnPacking the World, pigment on mylar, petri
dishes, cardboard box, packing peanuts

 

 

Both David Eddington and Lisa C. Soto quote recognizable shapes from our habitats, investigating our relationship to an industrial and global community.
David Eddington’s Water and Power series uses stainless steel panels with grounds perforated for stenciling computer circuit diagrams as supports.  Created with spray paint, tempera, acrylic and oil, the paintings employ a personal visual vocabulary that suggest buildings and perspectival scapes.  The tension between flatness and space, matt surface and reflection, European painting and street art, all suggest a harvesting of shapes and experiences.  Lisa C. Soto’s sculptures reconfigure world maps to create reinvented scenery and modify frontier lines, highlighting the relationship between disparate lands and people.  Countries are delicately cut from paper and strung together or packed in petri dishes, suggesting a conceptual and experiential mapping of our global experience.

J. Jordan Bruns, Big Bang, mixed media paint on panel
J. Jordan Bruns, Big Bang, mixed media paint on panel

Both Matt Ballou and J Jordan Bruns explore how the deconstruction of symbolic solids can represent the seismic shifts on the contemporary stage of identity (neurological space).  Matt Ballou’s Quintessence Seriesuses printmaking, embossing, and collage to explore permutations of the dodecahedron, a symbolic form thought by Plato to be the physical shape of the universe.  Through this process of deconstruction and building, Ballou describes his work as “a kind of holding of one state as given while actively conceptualizing a potential or future state.”  J Jordan Brun’s paintings blend oils with enamels in an exploration of dualities.  Organized, three-dimensional constructions disintegrate into flat shapes and then into amorphous spills, blending the uncontrollable/unrecognizable with precise/distinguishable imagery.

David Eddington, Water and Power, acrylic on perforated stainless steel
David Eddington, Water and Power, acrylic on perforated stainless steel

 

 

For further information please call the Art Gallery at (661) 722 6300 ext. 6215 or Christine Mugnolo, Art Gallery Director, via phone (ext. 6798) or email (cmugnolo@avc.edu).

The Art Gallery is located at 3041 West Avenue K in building FA1, the Fine Arts Building, in the Fine Arts Quad on the west side of the Antelope Valley College Campus.

EXHIBITION AND GALLERY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Antelope Valley College Art Gallery:
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA  93534

Telephone: 661.722.6300, extension 6215

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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