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Electric Works is pleased to present Geometria Concretus, mixed media art work by Lucy Puls, September 7 – October 6, 2012 Puls’ work has centered around ‘stuff’ — our possessions, objects and items which are so important in our day-to-day lives. It is these possessions, specifically the discarded ones, which consume Puls’ interest. The latest examples of these disposable possessions that Puls works with is the center of the American dream: our homes.
with Iva Gueorguieva and Julie Weitz September 9 - October 15, 2011
An evening with Pitzer college alumni, parents and friends, September 8, 2011.
Elaine Buckholtz in Light Making Motion uses video projection, channeled light plates, a trove of optical devices in vitrines as well as vibrant prints on the wall in projections and light-bending apparatus that charge the exhibition space with an otherworldly glow that alters the viewers' perceptions. Photos by Floor Vahn
Light Making Motion: Works on Paper and in Light, a solo show by Elaine Buckholtz.
Zombie-Proof House at the DiRosa This is not an exhibition about zombies. Zombie-Proof House is a meditation on anxiety and hope in a troubled time. It explores recent history and potential futures as they relate to collapse, fortification, political upheaval and shared responsibility- Robert Wuilfe, curator. At the di Rosa in Napa until September 17. Richard Lang and artist Lucy Puls talk over her installation of carefully constructed tableaux of foreclosed and abandoned homes. Richard enjoys reading a vintage Playboy magazine inside of Stronghold by Inka Hoots (Joshua Short and Joel Dean Stockdill) a fallen airplane turned into a shelter reminiscent of a Mad Max movie.
Bob Van Breda May 13- June 24, 2011 Pencil Me In by Bob Van Breda featured numerous sculptural objects all based on unnerving balancing acts with pencils. Transforming a simple pencil into metaphors of a culture past—how we have, with our laptop, iPhone and Blackberry’s, abandoned these practical once-ubiquitous tools. Using a physics theory called 'The Moment of Inertia' Van Breda considers motion, direction and volume in his sculpture and constructs without any limitations of length, color and graphics. Van Breda considers every detail in expressing his feelings for the brilliant color in Passion, a 15 foot Eros-red pencil. Even the numbers 3645 numerologically spell out “love.” In Attitude, five colorful pencils: happy yellow, mellow yellow, grumpy green, greedy green and angry orange, balance in an aggressive- passive arrangement.
Victoria Scott and Scott Kildall present Gift Horse to the San Jose Museum of Art. Gift Horse is a 13-foot high sculpture depicting the mythological Trojan Horse and is clad with digitally-printed wood textures to resemble a 3D model in real space. Using the metaphor of the Trojan Horse as computer malware, its belly was filled with hundreds of paper sculptures of viruses. They were built in public workshops and range from real viruses such as Smallpox and Rabies to famous computer viruses like ILOVEYOU and Elk Cloner to imaginary viruses including Andromeda Strain and Cooties. In a celebration of the viral nature of art and ideas, the viruses were snuck into museum spaces and unleashed onto the floor of the museum.
Bedford Gallery - Walnut Creek, CA July 15, 2010
Images from Katherine Westerhout's solo exhibition "Detroit" at Electric Works, January 11, February 16, 2008. www.sfelectricworks.com