“Alice” at Space 4 Art

Group Exhibition / Drawing Expanses: Expanding the Traditional Definition of Drawing.
Space 4 Art / San Diego, CA
June 11 – July 17, 2011

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Alice, Installation of 9 drawings, acrylic and ink on book pages (Alice in Wonderland) mounted on wooden board. Installation dimension: width: 64” x height: 37”, 2011.

Statement for Alice

My drawings are about interpreting a complex world using a spontaneous medium.
Economical / simple means and simple materials matter.
The process is about resisting the speed/experiencing slowness and loving “hands on” making.
In my practice, I am using a variety of medium (traditional and nontraditional) and drawings on paper is a thread through my work, using personal experience, words, signs, appropriating popular tales like Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s installation of drawings) or exploring current science topic like genetic manipulation (Biodiversity Series) . They usually go in series, and they are often mixed with other media (painted walls, video).

David White, founder of Agitprop
and Karen McGuire of the Cannon Art Gallery

Curated and juried by local art experts, Karen McGuire and David White, the show is an overview of the expansive potential of drawing in contemporary art. Drawing continues to evolve as a medium, encompassing flat work, sculpture, performance, photography and video. From the most traditional to the most experimental, all forms of drawing share the common language of mark making, gesture, notation and line. “Drawing Expanse” will illuminate the ways in which drawing continues to influence art.

Space 4 Art
325 15th Street
San Diego CA 92101

“Defragmentation 66” / Phantom Galleries

An installation of paintings and videos
Solo Exhibition / Phantom Galleries / San Jose, CA
June – December 2011

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Installation viewable from the sidewalk. The videos are running from 10 am to 10 pm every day.

Phantom Gallery

Videos in the installation
Defragmentation 66
Defragmentation 66/ Kate
Defragmentation 66 / Landscapes: Ocean

Phantom Galleries
66 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Phantom Galleries is produced by Two Fish Design, in partnership with the
San Jose Downtown Association and the San Jose Redevelopment Agency.

“Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory” at Project X Art Gallery

An installation of paintings and video
Solo Exhibition / Project X Art / Solana Beach, CA.
December 11, 2010 – January. 14, 2011

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“I just moved to the Bay Area, and am coming back to San Diego to show ‘bits and pieces of memory.’ I never had a very good memory – that may be why I take so many photographs and videos. The installation is based on photos and video I took over the years and transformed via editing, painting, and digital manipulation. The idea of defragmentation came from watching a computer defragmenting a hard disk. The installation works the gallery like a large file system – tying together memories while making space for the ones to come.”

Project X Art
320 So. Cedros Avenue – Suite 500
Solana Beach, CA 92075

San Diego Museum of Art / Summer Salon Series

“A Different Look at the Permanent Collection”
San Diego Museum of ArtSummer Salon Series
July 8, 2010

I was invited to participate to the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art. Each artist or group of artists was invited for a one night event, held every Thursday during the whole summer. My project revolved around the use of the permanent collection of the museum. Everything was specially made for that evening.

A Different Look at the Permanent collection” is based on a selection of pieces constituting the museum’s permanent collection.

“The Bedroom Series” / Vacancy 3

Vacancy 3 / One night / One empty Apartment / San Diego, CA.
July 11, 2010

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26 photos of bedrooms taken by 26 different artists, each print is 11×19″.

Vacancy is an interesting concept developed by Lori Lipsman. Some time to time a tenant leaves an apartment she owns in North Park. She then organizes – with not much time – a “one night” or “one day” show with a group of artists, dividing the apartment into spaces for different projects. Last time, for Vacancy 2, I’ve got the living room, this time I’ve got the bedroom. It is an exciting project to work on.

“The Bedroom Series “
Having the space of the (empty) bedroom in the vacant apartment, I decided it would be interesting to ask a group of artists/friends to send me a jpeg of their bedroom. There was no special requirements except sending a photo of the bedroom where one can see the bed and to send a jpeg large enough to be printed with a good definition. I really am interested in “site-responsive” installations, something the Vacancy series seems to be made for!

Artists participating: Irene Abraham, Janie Altmann, Richard ChauDavis , Guillaume Cherel, Armando de la Torre, Andrea Chamberlin, Jean et Julia Dubranna-Uitz, Sam Frazier, Janine Free, Christine Freitas, Richard Gleaves, Carol Graber, Michele Guieu, Craig Kane, David Krimmel, Lori Lipsman, Michael Maas, Eric Meyer, Jfre Robot Coad, Ronaldo P., Wendy and Michael Ruiz , Ivan Sigg, Drew Snyder, Anna Stump, Katherine Sweetman, Maura Vazakas.