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Exhibition Detail
“Turned On” A Survey of Kinetic and Light-based Art
Curated by: Joella March
1431 Ocean Ave
Suite 1800
Santa Monica, CA 90401


July 17th, 2010 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
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Performance
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BG gallery presents a music night as part of its 'Turned On' exhibit, with musicians exploring technology in interesting ways in a similar way to the gallery artists in the exhibit. Curated by Joella March

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MUSIC SESSION

MINIATURE HOUSES @ 8PM
OTO @ 8.30PM
THE YEAR ZERO @ 9PM
FAMILIAR TREES @ 9.30PM

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BIOS & LINKS

MINIATURE HOUSES
http://www.myspace.com/miniaturehouses

Recently stepping out of their quiet living room songwriting sessions in Long Beach and out into the whole wide world are Miniature Houses. Mixing elements of folk and pop with delicate harmonies and awkward confessions, Miniature Houses was made from a chance meeting between a girl (Lili De La Mora) who sings and a boy (Michael Wysong) who plays guitar and sings. The results are songs filled with unassuming gestures that conjure similar moments of chance discovery.


OTO
http://www.myspace.com/otosound

Oto creates ambient music and soundscapes using live instruments such as guitar, xylophone and melodica along with electronic sounds and field recordings. Started in the winter of 2005 by the current members of Hirotaka Makino, Bunichi Oshiro and Takeshi Udo, and in 2006 released their first EP "sketch 1" from Pandatone's online label Creation Centre.


THE YEAR ZERO
http://www.myspace.com/theyearzero
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Year+Zero

The Year Zero is a post-pop band formed in 2005 in the very vigorous underground pop scene of Long Beach, California (USA). The band is musically influenced a lot by Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine, and visually inspired by futuristic movies such as Blade Runner and Brazil. Imagine the music to the end of the world, this is what describes best The Year Zero. They released their first full length album entitled “Oceania, I Will Return” in 2006, and this, just after releasing the « Three Song EP », both on Californian indie pop label Skipping Stone Records, as well home of Swedish pop acts The Charade and Celestial. The Year Zero are now working on a brand new record that should be out for 2010 but not much else has been revealed yet.


FAMILIAR TREES
http://www.myspace.com/familiartreesaddendum
http://lnk.ms/0B2ly

"While Familiar Trees create music that has immediate appeal, there is something much deeper happening within the chords, flourishes, and atmospheres... This is when pop crashes into art." -The Black And White Magazine

"Lovely song structures and gorgeous vocals are the key and the instrumentation, be it lightly shoegazey, piano led or gently electronic is delightful ... recommended for fans of chilled out and beautiful music." - Smallfish Records

“Familiar Trees” are choosing quiet, intimate, art-friendly environments & spaces in which to share their art/music. This spring/summer, Familiar Trees is back in the studio, stay tuned for future recordings.

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“Turned On” - A Survey of Kinetic and Light-based Art is a group exhibition of 12 artists working in a variety of mediums and genres who incorporate light and technology in their finished product. Playful and witty, colorful and captivating, still and moving, conveying formal and conceptual themes, this unique light-based and kinetic art exhibition at the Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica will display works including neon, found objects, toys, L.E.D’s., text, video, cast glass, light projection, wood, wire, liquid, filing cabinets, microprocessors and machines.

Turned On is a wonderland of imagination where wit and whimsy meet action,  form disobeys function and content is illuminated-joella march, curator

“Turned On”  - A Survey of Kinetic and Light-based Art is a group exhibition of 12 artists working in a variety of mediums and genres who incorporate light and technology in their finished product.  Playful and witty, colorful and captivating, still and moving, conveying formal and conceptual themes, this unique light-based and kinetic art exhibition at the Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica will display works including neon, found objects, toys, L.E.D’s., text, video, cast glass, light projection, wood, wire, liquid, filing cabinets, microprocessors and machines.

 

Continually shifting paradigms thru the manipulation of
 text and context artist Stephen Anderson’s visual hybrid series “Distilled Truths“ combines video and neon signage creating a kinetic billboard that invites the viewer to revisit their own preconceived notions, ideas and attitudes about cultural, political and religious stereotypes.  Pursuing light and motion as his primary sculptural mediums, artist Tim Hogan utilizes cast glass, neon, projected light and the human form to create emotive, surreal and visually charged objects.  Artist Kunio Ohashi combines neon with natural materials such as driftwood or stones from the beach or desert to create sculpture and assemblages that are minimal, striking and often surreal. With neon as her palette, artist Linda Sue Price creates abstract imagery that is influenced by personal experiences. Both formal and conceptual, her artwork combines light, line and color to produce poignant and visually beautiful sculptural objects. Utilizing neon to create beautiful, colorful and captivating neon light based installations, artist Phillip Vaughn is drawn to reveal invisible structures and inter-relationships through creating abstract works that are concerned with a hidden order and/or pattern.   Brian Stotesbery utilizes neon, LED's, incandescent light and lasers to produce kinetic light-based sculptures that are part machine and part performance.  Artist David Brokaw know for large scale installations combines low brow mechanics with equal amounts of humor, wit and imagination. Artist Kyle Chew redefines domestic materials and objects, questioning our place as humans in a world filled with technology. Inspired by simple movements often found in nature (from the rhythmic flapping of a bird's wings to the hypnotic swaying of a cat's tail), artist Jim Jenkins is part sculptor, part engineer, and part choreographer. His kinetic artwork couples a keen sense of humor and inquiry with mechanical movement.  Artist Ryan Ross invites the viewer to become a part of his artwork through an interactive process. Often veiled by sarcastic undertones his works deal with human behavior, perception, ideas and the decision-making process.  Artist Joella March's liquid and light 'Waterfiles' integrate whimsy, function and dysfunction.  Her l.e.d. conText Chandelier is the latest in her series of text and light based sculptural work.


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