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Forming

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a gathering of seven sculptors with seven visio ns using consumer materials as a base for sculptural practice.

\n< p>Michael Dee\, McLean Fahnestock\, Eric Johnson\, Kiel Johnson\, N ancy Kyes\, Margaret Pezalla\, Macha Suzuki

Artists ha ve always adapted to their environment. Our post-industrial society generat es new materials and forms at a fantastic rate\, and artists are often the first to embrace these materials\, capturing them and adapting them to unin tended and new purposes.

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About the Artists

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Michael Dee crafts multipointed stars from clear plastic drinking cups. These stars\, resting on lightboxes or dramatically lit\, r eflect the false brightness of a shallow culture.

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McLean Fa hnestock's work routinely employs domestic objects and furniture p laced in a position of tension or restraint. They bring a sense of suspici on and an invitation to question our relationships with both the objects ar ound us and the individuals who those objects represent.

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Er ic Johnson works in polyester resin\, the raw stuff of today's cor nucopia of goods. For this exhibition\, he has used plastic molds from pro duct packaging to form his sculptures\, exploring the semi-abstract\, funct ional forms that mediate the territory between consumer and object.

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Kiel Johnson employs cardboard\, chipboard and other low- value materials to create near-comical replicas of real-world objects. Joh nson's work explores the raw possibility of material and display an adaptat ion of craftsmanship to the materials of mass production.

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N ancy Kyes' sculptures are organic gatherings and groupings\, accum ulated from post-consumer waste\, stray objects and anything else. Held to gether with tension and wire\, they imitate the search for meaning in a com plex and mysterious world.

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Margaret Pezalla's foam core and Bristol board iceberg sculptures are unnaturally light representat ions of Earth's silent ocean voyagers. Hovering in the air\, they invite v iewers to contemplate the fragility and majesty of these behemoth objects.< /p>\n

Macha Suzuki tells stories through his sculptures\ , composed and assembled out of railroad model bits\, wood slats and automo tive finishes. The seductiveness of these objects' casual and clean beauty captures the viewer\, attracting their attention into deeper exploration.< /p> DTEND:20090124 DTSTAMP:20140418T214957 DTSTART:20081116 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Forming\, Michael Dee\, McLean Fahnestock\, Eric Johnson\, Kiel Joh nson\, Nancy Kyes\, Margaret Pezalla\, Macha Suzuki UID:31934 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20081116T160000 DTSTAMP:20140418T214957 DTSTART:20081116T140000 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Forming\, Michael Dee\, McLean Fahnestock\, Eric Johnson\, Kiel Joh nson\, Nancy Kyes\, Margaret Pezalla\, Macha Suzuki UID:31935 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR