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Are Friends Electric? Act I

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January 18 &ndash\; March 21\, 2014

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*opening reception: January 18\, from 6-9pm

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Are Friends Electric ? Act II

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Claremont Graduate University

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January 21 &ndash\; February 7\, 2014

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*opening reception : January 21\, from 6-9pm

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Sarah Awad

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Daniel a Campins

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Clifford Eberly

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Jay Erker

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Helen Rebekah G arber

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Rema Ghuloum

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Rochele Gomez \;

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Raymie Iade vaia

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Bessie Kunath

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Nancy Lupo

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Danielle McCullough\n

Stephanie Washburn

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Tessie Whitmore

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Are Friends E lectric? \;is a group art exhibition curated by the \;Manu al History Machines \; dispersed between two locations as \;Act I \;and \;Act II. \;Act I \;is presented as a \;Curators Lab Exhibition \;at \;Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) \;in Chinatown\, Los Ang eles from January 18 - March 21\, 2014. \; Opening just a few days late r\, \;Act II \;will be on view in the Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery at \;Claremont Graduate University&n bsp\;from January 21 - February 6th\, 2014. Both exhibitions present works from the same group of artists\, pushing our modes of perception and abilit y to relate to the artists' works. \;

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 \;The work selected for this exhibition hesitates towards a technology-driven frenetic future\, addresses feelings of isolation and makes transparent the nature of shifti ng meanings through context/positioning. The exhibition title\, \;A re Friends Electric? \;Is taken from Gary Numan&rsquo\;s iconic so ng\, whose lyrics verge on fear of loneliness amid the appearance of friend ly entities. In reflection of our truly complicated relationship with what it means to be &ldquo\;social&rdquo\; today\, artists continue to forge\, p erhaps even more fastidiously now\, personal identities in their practices despite the reality of shrinking &ldquo\;private&rdquo\; and [truly] &ldquo \;public&rdquo\; spaces. New forms of &ldquo\;social spaces&rdquo\; allow f or one kind of collectivity\, but marginalize a more analog communion betwe en individuals. Laden with aesthetic self-identifiers\, each work serves as a beacon for the thoughts\, ideals\, and intuitions of the artist. When th is work is brought together\, what new meanings take place? In collectivity \, can anxiety about the future be temporarily subsided\, helpfully articul ated or possibly - exacerbated? Seen as a synecdoche\, \;Are Friend s Electric? \;focuses both on each individual artist as well as th e collective formation of both exhibitions. \;The exhibitions seek to c reate a dialogue through a theatrically staged installation of video\, phot ography\, painting and sculpture. \;

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 \;Are Friends Ele ctric? \;was organized by LA-based artist collective\, \;M anual History Machines \;with generosity of the \;Fell ows of Contemporary Art Curators Lab. \;Act Iwill be on view from January 18th - March 21st\, 2014 at \;FOCA&rsquo\;s \; exhibition space located at 970 N. Broadway\, Suite 208 Los Angeles\, CA 90 012. Hours of operation: 10am-5pm/Tuesday through Friday. Opening reception for \;Act I \;is on Saturday\, January 18th\, 2014 from 6 -9pm. Catalog release with text by David Pagel accompanied by Artist Talk- date TBA. \;

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 \;Are Friends Electric? Act II \;will be on view from January 21st \;&ndas h\; February 6th \;at the Peggy Phelps and East Gallery with the support of \;Claremont Graduate University\, loca ted at 251 E. Tenth Street\, Claremont\, CA 91711. Hours of operation: 10am -5pm/ Monday through Friday. Opening Reception for Act II is on Tuesday Jan uary 21st \;from 6-9pm. A walk through with curators will ta ke place on February 6.

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For more information\, visit: \;htt p://manualhistorymachines.tumblr.com

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Or email: \;manua lhistorymachines@gmail.com

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