Xavier Cázares Cortez, Brian Bress and Allison Alford at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present Xavier Cázares Cortez’s, Some THING about nobody knowing anything for sure and Brian Bress, Creative Ideas for Every Season, January 24– March 5, 2011. Also, in the Project Space, see a new work by Allison Alford. The artists’ reception will be January 26 from 6-8pm with light refreshments and entertainment featuring dj Trickmilla.
Xavier Cázares Cortéz
Some THING about nobody knowing anything for sure
Some THING about nobody knowing anything for sure features Southern California-based artist Xavier Cázares Cortéz. Cortéz is an artist, curator, writer and educator who has shown his work throughout the United States. The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring a sprawling installation of mixed media wall constructs, works on paper, sculptures and vast collections that presented together, challenge the notion of the fixed object and aesthetics. Through intricate and obsessive collections of mass-produced ephemera and the incorporation of language onto his works, Cortéz creates a visual cacophony, including the viewer in the discourse created by the work and inviting the viewer to make his or her own conclusions about the work. Cortéz prompts the viewer to decode the work, to question their own ‘knowing” of what they’re seeing and experiencing, and to insert themselves into the narrative. This exhibition was made possible in part with the generous support of the Chaffey College Foundation, Vera Dunwoody, and the many patrons that responded to our Kickstarter campaign.
Creative Ideas for Every Season
Brian Bress is a Los Angeles-based artist who fuses sculpture, photography and video practices to investigate how we negotiate our interactions with others and ourselves. Bress uses a variety of narrative structures and a discursive logic that is slightly disorienting and ambiguous, resulting in constantly shifting points of view and situations that play upon the viewer’s expectations. The Wignall Museum is pleased to present the West-coast premier of Bress’ newest video, Creative Ideas for Every Season, first screened with Cherry and Martin at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2010.
In the Project Space
Los Angeles-based artist Allison Alford will present work consisting of video and performance in the Wignall Museum's Project Space. In her work, she looks at the vocabulary of gestures used in relating with digital interfaces. Alford engages the idea of the body as a site for social, physical and virtual interactivity. She combines body movements from rituals such as martial arts, dance, iPhone apps, laptop touch pads and Nintendo's Wii Console. This project was made possible with the generous support of the Claremont Graduate University Friedman grant.
The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
WIGNALL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
Park in the North Parking Lot - Permits can be purchased at machines for $2.
Parking is free during museum receptions and special events.
(909) 652 - 6492, www.chaffey.edu/wignall