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The Gatov Gallery at California State University\, Long Beac h will feature new sculptures and installations by Jennifer Reifsneider in an exhibition titled Cipher\, on view from May 22-June 2. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Sunday\, May 22\, 5-7pm.

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Reifsneider’s new works exist in tension between labor and stillness. She mediates ideas about desire and fallibility in layered\, fa lling\, and evaporating forms made from millions of stitches\, thousands of slips of tape and paper\, or drops of condensed breaths.

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Physical engagement with process and handwork and interests in langu age\, science\, and cartography drive the content of Cipher. Reifsne ider harvests materials rich in associative meanings\, such as used bedding and maps\, and organizes them according to measurements and movements deri ved from her body. The collision of conceptual logic and embodied form insp ires her systems of location and approximation. Her artworks may surprise v iewers in their subtle but specific manipulations that filter\, flatten\, e xpand\, or unravel information.

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“Language is used t o establish relationships with the world\, and memories of the past to rese t expectations for the future\,” Reifsneider says. “I’m trying to work in t he gaps between these ideas\, to organize them with a kind of absurd\, acti ve emptiness. That’s the cipher\, emptiness that breaks the cycle of identi fication.”

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Reifsneider relocated to Long Beach from Montana in 2008\, and received a residency award from California State Uni versity to attend the MFA studio art program. Reifsneider’s past work has b een featured on the cover of English Journal and is in the collectio n of the MoMA / Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive. Recently she exhibite d her work at the Torrance Art Museum (2009)\, received Coastline Community College’s first Artist-in-Residence award (2010)\, and twice served on the jury for the exhibition Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts (GL AMFA\, 2009\, 2010).

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Contact: Jennifer Reifsne ider\, 562-343-3863\, jennifer@reifsneider.com\, www.reifsneider.com

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Gallery H ours: M-Th 12-5\; W until 7. May 28-June 2 by appointment\, contact the artist at 562-343-3863 or jennifer@reifsneider.com.

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Location: The Gallery is located on the CSULB campus\, 1250 Bellflower Blvd\, Long Beach\, CA. Follow 7th Street to East Campus Drive. Free parking Lot 7 Sun day only. Metered parking adjacent to Lot 7 &\; in Lot 8A.

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