“Time has no existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it.”
The Lab is pleased to present Time, a group exhibition addressing the fourth dimension. Sparked by Jennifer Campbell's contemplative, wry video works, artists working across a range of genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance, mark the passage of time, and attempt to alternately thwart, trap or transcend it's inexorable flow. At turns absurd, meditative and sublime, these works present viewers with a range of human responses to a force that shapes our every conscious experience.
Todd Anderson received his PhD in Biology from Stanford University in 2009. His thesis involved defining the particular advantages and disadvantages of light field microscopy, and demonstrated its effectiveness in recording neural activity in the intact larval zebrafish. He worked on developing a recording method that would gather activity information from all neurons in the zebrafish’s brain in a three-dimensional volume, simultaneously and at a high rate of speed.
Using some of the imaging software he employed for his research, Todd explores ways to record and represent other kinds of interesting and often chaotic activity - such as the movement of sumi ink through water in InkSpace/InkTime. He is also a keen photographer, and is currently employed designing robots that can differentiate smells.
Angela Willetts is a San-Francisco based, UK-born artist whose current work uses chaotic techniques and repetitive mark-making to represent processes within the body and the mind. She is interested in how the functions of the body shape the processes of the mind and vice versa. Angela’s work is often informed by, and references, scientific imagery and research.
Todd and Angela have been collaborating on art projects since 2009, developing ways to record and translate into three dimensions the chaotic processes Angela uses in her work. InkSpace/InkTime is the first completed project.
Brice Bischoff is a Los Angeles based artist, born in New Orleans, LA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. In 2007, he was a member of the art collective, Self Made, who ventured on a 22-city art tour across the United States and Canada. In 2010, he participated in New Orleans' Prospect 1.5 Biennial curated by Dan Cameron and exhibited his photographs in a solo show at Lemieux Galleries, New Orleans. His work is in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Brice showed in Oakland at Johansson Projects, and he has an upcoming solo show in Los Angeles at Kopeikin Gallery.
Born in Vancouver, BC Jennifer Campbell now lives and works in Seattle. She completed her BFA-honors at University of Victoria (1998) and completed an MFA in photography at Concordia University in Montreal (2004). Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Dazibao and Galerie B-312 (Montreal), Westspace (Melbourne Australia), Axeneo7 (Gatineau,Qc) and 4Culture (Seattle), as well as group shows in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York. She has also taken part in LIVE Biennale in Vancouver where she created a live performance and video piece produced by Grunt Gallery. Recently, she received awards such as Landscape Instants from CDAN Centro de Arte y Naturaleza in Spain and the Juror’s Award at the Northwest Film Festival and was chosen for Optic Nerve Festival at the North Miami MOCA. Her video work is distributed by Video Out Distribution in Vancouver, BC.
Leeza Doreian is a Oakland based, UK-born artist who has been exploring repeating patterns and the disruption of pattern for the past fourteen years. The subject matter for her current work is mass-produced, discarded fabric, which she carefully considers to create paintings with a slow, painstaking execution that reverses the process of mechanical reproduction.
She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (1997). In 2008 she relocated to the Bay Area after spending the previous decade in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in group and solo exhibitions in numerous galleries and museums, including: Artist Space, PS1, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College.
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein (b. 1974, Evanston, IL) Fein earned her BA and BFA from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1995-1996). During her undergraduate study, she traveled to Hangzhou, China, where she received her Foreign Student Certificate from the China National Academy of Fine Arts (1994). In 2002, Fein earned her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (2006); Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (2006, 2009); and the Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco (2004, 2007, 2010); Fein’s work has been included in group exhibitions at such venues as San Francisco State University, California (2007); and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, California (2007). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Armand Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; among others. Fein lives and works in San Francisco.
Adam Katseff (b. 1984) is from North Andover Massachusetts. He holds a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University. His work is photography-based, taking influence from Native American History and Mythology, Meta-Physics, Philosophy, and Zen Buddhism. He is a recent recipient of the 2011 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship, and currently lives and works in the Bay Area.
Scott Kildall is cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, prints, sculpture and performance. He gathers material from the public realm as the crux of his artwork to form alternate visions of reality.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Art & Technology Studies Department. He exhibits his work internationally in galleries and museums. He has received fellowships and awards from organizations including the Kala Art Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Turbulence.org, Recology San Francisco and the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.
Eric Larson is a San Francisco based artist. He received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2004. He has exhibited his work throughout the Bay Area as well as nationally. He makes work in a variety of media that examines the ordering of marks and information through patterns and repetition.
Ashley Lauren Saks is a video / performance artist who completed her Masters at California College of the Arts in 2010. Her work explores memory, family dynamics, social boundaries, and the passing of time. She was honored to be a part of Residencia Corazón, an artist residency in La Plata, Argentina during the summer of 2010. Besides visual art, Ashley spends time playing music with the San Francisco based band, Micro Mtns (www.MicroMtns.com) and plans on being a rock star when she grows up.
Yuki Maruyama is a Japanese/American artist who grew up in six different countries speaking English, Japanese, and French. Her drawings are strongly influenced by Japanese Manga (comics), her favorite form of art and literature since her childhood in the US and through her adolescence in Japan. Her favorite titles include experimental Manga from the 1960’s onward (works by Yoshiharu Tsuge and Seiichi Hayashi, for instance) as well as pioneering Manga classics such as “Doraemon” and “Black Jack.”
Yuki holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, namely the Museum of Modern Art, Southern Exposure, and the LAB in San Francisco; Flux Factory and Printed Matter in New York City; Theatres des Sens Gallery and Domestic Art Project Yomoyama-So in and near Tokyo, Japan.
Michael Namkung is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist whose work draws from the language of sports training and athletic performance, and explores the sensory experiences of drawing under physical strain. In his current work, Drawing Gym 2: This Time It’s Personal, he has become a certified personal trainer, and investigates questions of process and transformation by working with others to make exercise-based drawings over time. In addition to ongoing solo performance work, he also facilitates collaborative drawing events with his Drawing Gym Performance Group.
Surahbi Saraf is a new media artist whose work brings together elements from experimental sound art, classical music, choreography and video art. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with an MFA in Art and Technology. Prior to that, she obtained her BFA in Painting from MSU Baroda (India) in 2005. Surabhi is the winner of Art vs Design (2009) organized by Artists Wanted, New York and presented her work at the announcement reception at the New Museum, NY. Her work PEEL is the Winner of Celeste Prize (2009), Italy and was exhibited at Alte AEG Fabrik, Berlin. Surabhi’s collaborative work with Nadav Assor, was presented at the NETMAGE 10 International Live Media Festival, Bologna, Italy. Her video Peel was also shown at the 13 International Video Festival, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina, Serbia. Her recent video FOLD was screened at the Big Screen Project, a large 30 x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located at the 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza in New York. Surabhi is the recipient of the International Graduate Student Scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her solo and collaborative works have been presented at the Links Hall, Looptopia, Sullivan Galleries in Chicago and Root Division Gallery in San francisco and Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi. She was a part of Peers student residency program at Khoj International Artist Association New Delhi in 2006. Her recent videos have been screened at multiple international video art festival in Spain, Netherlands, South Korea, Israel, New York and Italy. Surabhi currently lives and works in San Francisco.
Kevin Seaman is a San Francisco resident that creates accessible and light-hearted performance and video art that fuses over-the-top comedy, absurdism, and costume with strong DIY and Internet meme-based aesthetics. His short film SILENCE=FILTH was presented at FRAMELINE35 and has been featured on various blogs including Joe.My.God, The Bilerico Project, and Towleroad. In addition to his artistic practice, Kevin works to better his creative community through work in the philanthropic sector and collaborative community-building projects. His videos are viewable at his in-progress website SeamanArt.com and his YouTube channel bit.ly/seamanyoutube.