The Glendale College Art Gallery is happy to announce its first exhibition of the season, Proximetric, a solo exhibition by Conceptual Artist, Ginger Wolfe-Suarez. Over the past decade, Wolfe-Suarez has established a practice that includes spatial interventions, sculpture, theory and criticism. Her work explores art not as enclosed objects but as experiential events that encompass personal and historical context. Her multi-media installations explore memory and experience, resulting in a transgession of the object and the non-object. In this exhibition family photographs begin to blur with public images, and built objects situate themselves as psychological demarcations of material and immaterial space. Spare and complex methodologies resonate with the psychological dreamscapes of Louise Bourgeois and the spatial explorations of Lee Ufan. The work also uses smells as a way of underscoring the ephemerality of the installation.
For this exhibition, critic Andrew Berardini writes, “The feelings I have are true. These works of art are not things to be perceived, but they are indivisible from the act of perception, the emotions and sensations they engender. It’s all there. The struggle and poetry of living, the objects and the spaces they rest in are first imbued and then become the stories, sensations, the emotions that make up a life. Her installations are sets of kind, sets for they are constructed, but even though a set it is no less real.” Wolfe-Suarez’ work has been exhibited at Silverman Gallery, ltd Los Angeles, Southern Exposure, Mills Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Artist Curated Projects, and K-R-A-S Vienna. Her writings on art have been published internationally. As a teacher Wolfe-Suarez has introduced curriculum including History of Art Criticism from 1800’s to present, Theories of Aesthetics, Deconstruction, as well as seminars in studio critique. Wolfe-Suarez lived and worked in Los Angeles, and is currently teaching at San Francisco Art Institute. She shares a home and studio with Primitivo Suarez, and together they raise their four year old son.
For more on Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, please visit this link: http://www.gingerwolfesuarez.com/