New works by Seth Curcio & Dan Swindel
June 1 – 30, 2013
1050 47th Ave. Unit #6
Oakland, CA 94601
Opening reception (w/ potluck BBQ): Saturday, June 1, 12 – 5 PM
Also on view: Sunday, June 9, 12 – 5 PM
Closing reception: Sunday, June 30, 12 – 5 PM
Stairwell’s is pleased to present CORNERWAYS, an exhibition of new site-specific works by artists Seth Curcio and Dan Swindel inside a live/work space in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Curcio and Swindel respond to the architectural elements of the former warehouse with photographic and sculptural works that are installed under, above and on the stairs of Unit #6 of the Boise-Cascade Building.
For CORNERWAYS, Seth Curcio transposes multiple images into a complex 2D collage, altering the angle of perception to the horizontal plane of the stair step. The piece expands on Curcio’s interest in ‘hard-to-see things and places,’ a category that includes the bottom of the ocean, distant icebergs, video game landscapes and most recently, caves. Trained as a photographer, Dan Swindel creates sculptures that transcend the flatness of the photographic plane with folded geometric shapes. Expanding on his library of materials for CORNERWAYS, Swindel’s hard-edged and reflective pieces mirror the edges and corners of the space itself.
Coinciding with the exhibition, Stairwell’s will publish its fourth Takeaway publication, printed by Colpa Press and featuring writing by Stacy Martin, Zoë Taleporos, Carey Lin and Sarah Hotchkiss. CORNERWAYS opens on Saturday, June 1, with a reception and potluck BBQ, 12 – 5 PM. The exhibition will also be on view June 9, 12 – 5 PM, with a closing reception on June 30, 12 – 5 PM.