Sunday, November 28, 2010

SUSPENSION OF THIS BELIEF: A Guild-of-One installation

SooVAC is excited to announce that as part of Get Lucky 2011, our annual fundraising gala, we are collaborating on a installation/performance by local artist Karl Unnasch, SUSPENSION OF THIS BELIEF: A Guild-of-One installation! Part installation and part interactive event...this will have a little something for everyone. In fact for the first lucky 40 art enthusiasts that click HERE and then follow the purchase link can select an object of their choice to be re-engineered by The Guild (Karl Unnasch) and returned to them at the end of the performance.

The performance will be its own reward...during Get Lucky The Guild will
physically suspend a living Hobbyist installation from the ceiling. Unnasch will start altering the personal artifacts before the event but finish several of the pieces while in a suspended workshop complete with workbench and display shelves. This will only be the 2nd incarnation of this project and the first time a suspended workshop is in the mix!

Here is a flicker feed of some of his previous reengineerings:
A Guild-of-One
Here is a link to other works by Karl Unnasch.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Images From November Opening

Here are a few shots from the opening reception of soft chaos and Half Awake! Coming soon some behind the scenes footage of David installing soft chaos..

Sunday, November 14, 2010

All About You...Sarah Nakano answers our questions!

1. What is your first art related childhood memory?

i remember drawing on the bottom of my lisa frank shoes when I was around four. me and a couple kids would sit around in this gym drawing on our shoes listening to smash mouth's 'all star' waiting for our moms to finish their aerobics class upstairs. good times, man. (i still draw on my shoes too...)

2. As an artist, who is your biggest influence?

people like lewis chaplin, sandy kim, olivia bolles, and juergen teller are some of my favorite photographers. but hmm overall i think my biggest influences over the past year have been ryan mcginley's moonmilk series and basquiats paintings.

3. What did you listen to in the studio while creating this show?

the black keys, sonic youth, snoop dogg, and loads of tv shows.

4. Name three unexpected items one would find in your studio.

lasers, a stone cauldron i bought for a dollar, 30+ types of tea

5. What is your least favorite famous work of art?

i wouldn't say its my least favorite but i have a hard time understanding how the mona lisa is worth over $700000000. (but then again i have a hard time understanding how ANYTHING is worth over $700000000.)

6. What art do you have hanging on your walls?

pictures of california, album covers, music posters, to-do lists, etc etc

7. What are you working on now?

surviving high school

8. What will the title of your retrospective at MOMA be?

i'm not sure but it would involve colored smoke machines, huge hollow glass sculptures, mini trampolines, lots of photos, and some type of collaboration piece with snoop dogg and/or oprah. also it would be in a zero-gravity room. i hope it happens someday.


For more information on Sarah's exhibition visit HERE!

For more of Nakano's work vist HERE!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Work In Progress!

David Bowen's blimps are resting up for their big night and awaiting the piloting flies to arrive next week! While Sarah Nakano is hard at work installing her show. Here is a sneak peak of the work in progress...

Please join us on Saturday, November 13th for the opening reception, 6-9PM!

Sarah Nakano recently talked to Dylan Thomas of the Southwest Journal about her first solo exhibition. Read the full article

For more information on soft chaos, David Bowen visit HERE.
For more information on Half Awake, Sarah Nakano visit HERE.