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Electric Works is pleased to present Geomet ria Concretus\, mixed media art work by Lucy Puls\, September 7 – October 6 with a reception Friday\, September 7\, 6-8 PM at 1360 Mission Street in San Francisco.

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Puls' work has centered aro und 'stuff' — our possessions\, objects and items which are so important in our day-to-day lives. It is these possessions\, specifically the discarded ones\, which consume Puls' interest. The latest examples of these disposab le possessions that Puls works with is the center of the American dream: ou r homes.

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Since early 2009 Puls has been photographing interiors of "used up" homes. It is difficult to enter these stripped bare spaces\, both from the practical level of gaining access and the psychological level of enter ing a space where some disharmony has occurred. The immediate punch of simm ering emotion and decay\, with its reek of disruption and intractability\, growls regression — these rooms now exist in a more primal state. This pote nt atmosphere reinforces the perception of encroachment on a private topogr aphy that causes ones heart to flutter — it seems wrong to trespass. Strang ely\, as it always seems odd given the rawness of the setting\, these space s are loaded with striking vestiges of banality: glow-in-the-dark stars on a ceiling\, nails evenly spaced where pictures once hung\, or carpet indent ations from furniture and repeated traffic. There was a time when normal ev eryday life happened here. In contrast to the ordinariness are the physical materials that make up these spaces\, so brutally used up and disordered\, ground down and ground upon\, that walls and surfaces emerge as a type of chronicle. Its a peculiar\, chaotic\, beautiful\, repellent read.

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In  Geometria Concretus Puls centers on issues of control and surrender i nspired by our culture's constant shifting of desire. By tracking possessio ns that are materially\, technologically\, and/or psychologically expired - passageways to the collective conscience are traversed.

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Lucy Pu ls received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin\, Madison\, and her M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Puls' work has been exhi bited internationally and she is represented in numerous collections includ ing the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\, the Oakland Museum\, the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection\, and the Progressive Art Collection\, Mayfield Village\, OH. Puls is a Professor of Art at University of California\, Davi s.

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