VOX POPULI GALLERY EXHIBITION
1/9/2009 - 3/1/2009
Join Us This Friday, January 9, from 6 - 11 pm for the Following Openings:
Vox Populi Press Release:
Julianna Foster - From Morning On
From Morning On, Foster's second exhibition at Vox Populi, represents the artist's ongoing interest in creating a series of interrelated photographic images. Influenced in part by cinema, and most recently by modern Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky, Foster explores how the individual image can transcend its own limits, and by association, provide the opportunity for a pictorial narrative to unfold.
James Johnson - Break
James Johnson is on break. He will be unreachable for the next few weeks. He hopes you like the art.
Eva Wylie - A Continuous Shuffle of Earthturf
Eva Wylie juxtaposes organic imagery with images that intimate how humanity and its detritus merge into the natural world.
Merrilee Challiss, John T. Lange and Anne Schaefer
One is Silver and the Other Gold
Merrilee Challiss - The works in this show, simple ink drawings, portray fractured portraits of women. The vignettes depict vacillations between clarity and obfuscation -- fragility altered by trauma, and anomalies tempered by beauty. These anatomies (which, like memories, distorted and fantastical) represent "speculative fictions" of psychological states.
John T. Lange - In Nostalgia & the Antiquated - The Landscape Series, artist John T. Lange toys with romanticized memories that are fuzzy and vague. Through his deliberate use of materials and objects, he creates the setting for a narrative that he invites the viewer to help complete.
Anne Schaefer - Anne Schaefer's work is comprised of large-scale installation, works on paper, and objects. In each, repeat pattern is employed to explore the opportunity for endless variables within limited modular systems. Complex relationships are arrived at through a combination of simple shapes, basic building structures, and color.
Upcoming Alumni Show:
May 1- June 28: Joseph Hu and Mauro Zamora
IN THE VIDEO LOUNGE
David Tinapple - Scatter Square
David Tinapple is part artist part engineer. Central to his art practice is the creation of his own tools for capturing and exploring images, video, sound, and human interaction. Tinapple creates automated systems that collect and analyze media, creates real-time performance tools, interactive video environments, and image capture devices. His aim is to illuminate the forces at work around us and within us, explore our assumptions about the world and reveal surprises about everyday life.
IN THE SCREENING ROOM
Kris Lefcoe - Tiny Riot Project
Screening presents Kris Lefcoe's Tiny Riot Project-an intricately detailed stop-motion animation. Using reconstructed stuffed toys and posable dolls, TRP offers a satirical spin on advertising aimed at children. After discovering that their local idyllic forest will be the site of the next Enormart, a young couple joins forces with a group of adorable anarchists in a peaceful protest. Little do they know that the powers that be-in a quest to protect their company's Infinite Growth-have trained an elite riot squad from an unexpected source : the warm and fuzzy characters that populate their Saturday morning cartoon commercials. Corporate mascots including Sugar Bear, Tony the Tiger and the Care Bears are reborn with gasmasks and killer instincts. Led by their sadistic captain Ronald McDonald, they unleash a reign of terror on the unsuspecting demonstrators, igniting an all-out street riot.