Jennifer Davis, Michael Duffy, Ruthann Godollei, Christopher E. Harrison,
Jonathan Herrera, John Schuerman, and Sean Smuda
Exhibition organized by John Schuerman
Cover photo: Sean Smuda
October 20 - October 28, 2017
Open by Appointment
Opening Friday, Oct 20, 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Open Hours to the Public:
Saturday, Oct 21, noon to 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 27 Noon to 5:00pm.
Bobby Anspach, Haven Butler, Allyson Church, Julianna Johnston, Dennis Krawec, Brian Oakes, William Samosir, Zoe Schlacter, Victoria Stadlin, Kalina Winters, Renee Yu Jin, Amelia Zhang, Zak Ziebell
A Chimerical Color is an imaginary one, sitting outside of our range of vision, triggered by fatiguing the cone cells in our eyes via steady exposure to certain types of light. Attempting to visualize an impossible color has long been a surefire failure: a reminder of our perceptual limitations. Can tech, or art for that matter, propel us past these limitations and offer up a prosthetic future?
The works in this show promise transcendence through technological interfaces. When these simulations fail, we’re confronted with a state of confusion and uncertainty - surrounded by glowing artifice, broken promise, spurts of euphoria, and hum; sitting in the space between the after image and whatever comes next.
Works like Bobby Anspach’s Space for continuous eye contact reach this euphoria through a multi-sensory bombardment. The meticulous assemblage of LED light, polyphonic sound and rainbow pom poms culminate in an artificial spectacle, an engineered phenomenon. Once the lights dim and the music fades away, the lack of stimulus is just as deafening.
Kalina Winters constructs a rival, yet analog system in Internet Pal. Channeling the methodology of a glitch through oil paints as if Eden was farmville and farmville had a virus, this work and others in the show create a perceptual purgatory where logic slips, thresholds merge, and the overheads short-circuit, showering us in iridescence.
Curated by Lee Pivnik, for Space 369 and FRI-ENDS
FRI-ENDS is a migratory platform for sharing contemporary art from emerging artists. Directed by Jake Sillen and Lee Pivnik, the group blends traditional exhibition models to exist somewhere between a gallery, a collective, and an artist run space.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, 6-9pm
Public Hours: Saturday November 11th 1-3pm & Saturday December 2nd 1-3pm
Open by appointment
Exhibition runs: November 10th to December 3rd
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We at Space 369 are excited and grateful to be Knight Arts challenge grant recipients, which will support our continued programming for 2017, and directly support exhibiting artists.