Our Best Machines are Made of Sunshine

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© Jacqueline Gordon
Our Best Machines are Made of Sunshine

3191 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
October 23rd, 2009 - November 20th, 2009
Opening: October 23rd, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM



Queens Nails Projects is pleased to present Our Best Machines are Made of Sunshine, a solo exhibition of Jacqueline Gordon’s work.

Jacqueline Gordon focuses on the integration of contemporary folk aesthetics with the emergent technology of sound imaging. Patterns recurrent in nature and collected sounds are synthesized to create inhabitable sculptures that alter one’s physical experience to evoke feelings of intimacy and connectedness or confinement and isolation.

Gordon’s oeuvre contains installation work as disparate as inviting, womb-like interiors made of plush quilted fabrics and inaccessible, voyeuristic settings behind storefront glass. These seemingly opposite types of spaces merge in her newest installation at Queens Nails Projects: Our Best Machines Are Made of Sunshine. The 4-channel surround sound installation includes 24 speakers of audio sourced from two microphones mounted in front of the gallery.  Gordon’s all-encompassing soundscape is housed in a matrix of white vinyl and speakers that whitewash the gallery walls. Replacing the white cube of the gallery with a white cube of Gordon’s own making, her piece teases out the irony of fascist strains within utopianism.  The work references a gap between the lived experience of barebones environments such as sensory deprivation tanks and geodesic domes, as well as Brutalist architecture and the aspirational rhetoric that surround its production.

Live Musical Performances Every Thursday Evening

Thursday, October 29th, 8pm
Joshua Churchill

Thursday, November 5th, 8pm
Gregg Kowalsky
Luuse & Fun Santa Maria
Thursday, November 12, 8pm
Nate Boyce and Greg Zifcak

Our Best Machines Are Made of Sunshine is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant Program through an Individual Artist Commission.

Jacqueline Gordon received her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute (2004) and is currently attending the Stanford MFA program. Jacqueline has participated in artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the New York Studio Program.  In 2008 she was awarded a San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant.  Jacqueline is also a member of the female experimental music group 0th.