Collapsing physical and depicted space, Nate Boyce’s sculptural/video hybrids formally involve the conditions of display. At once manufactured and handmade, these objects draw on an expansive field of art historical reference filtered through the psychology of commonplace industrial materials and finishes. Reworking the history of modernist abstraction, Boyce explores the absence of dialog between early video art and concurrent abstract painting and sculpture. Simultaneously, the work invokes early instances in Hollywood cinema where CGI is combined with live action footage.
Boyce lives and works in San Francisco. He was featured in the 2010 California Biennial and has had recent solo shows at Altman Siegel, San Francisco and IMO, Copenhagen. He participated in group shows at Vilma Gold, London; Jack Hanley, San Francisco; Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; Landings Project Space, Oslo, (curated by Will Bradley); Deitch Projects, New York, (curated by Takeshi Murata); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Galerie Neue Alte Bruecke, Frankfurt; Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; California College for the Arts, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. Boyce is also actively involved in the experimental music scene, collaborating and touring with musical acts including Matmos and Oneohtrix Point Never with whom he has performed at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Royal Festival Hall, London; and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, among others.
Admission is free. KinoTek is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.