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An exhibition of photographs by JonAeon entitled ALIENS AMON G US will be presented by Flying Saucers Art and Caffeine Gallery March 5 – 31.

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March 5th from 8 - 11pm. Ryan Morris\, owner and cu rator of Flying Saucers\, will host the art opening and artist reception fo r JonAeon. The art opening is free\, open to the public and in keeping with the exhibition theme\, the wearing of ‘alien attire’ is encouraged. MXF an d Ofunne will spin Saucers with grooves for your moves. Flying Saucers Art and Caffeine Gallery is located at 306 Pico Blvd. Free parking in back\, fr ee wifi inside. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what fashion forward ali ens will be wearing next season\, as the evening is certain to be out of th is world.

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The ALIENS AMONG US photographic exhibition features two bodies of work by JonAeon\, one themed ‘contemporary alien’ (produced 2010) \, one themed ‘classic alien’ (produced 1978).

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In 1978\, under the auspices of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART)\, JonAeon\, then predo minately a performance artist\, created “BART ART\,” in which he performed the role of SL7\, The Silver Android.  In originating the performance perso na of SL7\, JonAeon created the first of a kind\, and thus can be seen as t he grandfather of all silver robotic mimes worldwide.

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Life size gra iny black and white photos of JonAeon as SL7 appeared throughout BART in 19 78. For the first time since 1978\, the original BART ART photographs will be exhibited at Flying Saucers Art and Caffeine Gallery from March 5 – 31\, 2010.

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The environmental performance art piece was billed as a “com muter computer satire.” JonAeon began the futuristic excursions in San Fran cisco’s Hallidie Plaza. With robotic moves of a mime\, SL7\, the Silver And roid\, attracted the attention and willing participation of the adventureso me. The entourage of performer and public entered BART at Powell Street Sta tion\, boarded Bart trains\, and disembarked at Embarcadero Station\, the t erminus of the journey. There in a high tech gallery like setting\, the BAR T ART photos were displayed along side video monitors with immediate video playback of the interactive performance art experience. This was the first environmental performance art of its kind in BART.

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Though over 30 y ears old\, the highly graphic stylization of the BART ART photographs appea r timeless. A striking juxtaposition is offered with the vintage black and white film photography and its counterpoint\; the striking palette of color s captured in his contemporary digital imagery. In his latest work\, JonAeo n explores the awareness of expanded space within time. By extending the sh utter’s exposure\, the perception of spaciousness is enhanced\, thus reveal ing within the morphing of faces\, visions of the ALIENS AMONG US.

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Gallery hours are Monday-Sunday\, 9am-5pm.

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Flying Saucers Art &\ ; Caffeine Gallery
306 Pico Blvd.\, Santa Monica CA\, 90405
310-8 68-UFO1

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