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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory

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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation - flyer, December 2010 - January 2011 © Michele Guieu 2010
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Mixed Media on Canvas and Painted Wall © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 - January 2011 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory, December 2010 - January 2011 Multi Media Installation Variable © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation (detail of one of the paintings), 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation (one of the paintings of the installation), 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation (one of the paintings of the installation), 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas © Michele Guieu 2010
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Defragmentation (one of the paintings of the installation), 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas © Michele Guieu 2010
Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory

320 So. Cedros Avenue
Suite 500
Solana Beach, CA 92075
December 11th, 2010 - January 14th, 2011
Opening: December 11th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Martino

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MICHELE GUIEU: “DEFRAGMENTATION”

DECEMBER 11, 2010 - JANUARY 14, 2011

Opening Reception:  December 11, 6-10 PM

 

Project X: Art is pleased to present “Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory” - an installation of paintings and video by Michele Guieu. The exhibition will be on view from December 11th, 2010 through January 14th, 2011. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Michele Guieu’s work focuses on large-scale installations constructed from paintings and drawings, with secondary elements including murals, video, photography, furniture, decals, and found objects. Her imagery is both abstract and concrete: it draws on photographic images collected from mass media and her personal life, but is then abstracted through a high-contrast process that derives from her graphic design background. Scale is a crucial component in her installations, as it serves to reduce the constituent paintings and drawings to pure graphical-sculptural units in a bigger whole.

Regarding her new installation, Guieu says:

“I just moved to the Bay Area, and am coming back to San Diego to show ‘bits and pieces of memory.’ I never had a very good memory - that may be why I take so many photographs and videos. The installation is based on photos and video I took over the years and transformed via editing, painting, and digital manipulation. The idea of defragmentation came from watching a computer defragment a hard disk. The installation works the gallery like a large file system - tying together memories while making space for the ones to come.”

Michele Guieu is a San Jose-based artist and a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, France (MA Graphic Design and Multimedia). She has presented solo exhibitions at Art Produce Gallery and the San Diego Art Institute, and participated in group shows at the California Center for the Arts, Oceanside Museum of Art, and Cannon Art Gallery. In 2009 she was a San Diego Art Prize nominee for Emerging Artist, and more recently was part of the recent Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art. Guieu lived and worked in San Diego for six years, before moving to San Jose in 2010.

Project X: Art is located at 320 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 500, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment - please call for details. For more information, call 858.792.9685 or visit www.projectxart.com.

 

PRESS FOR THIS EVENT

Drew Snyder: "Michele Guieu's Defragmentation" in Union Tribune San Diego

Patricia Frischer: "Michele Guieu: Defragmentation" in SDVAN