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The Implications of Suggestion

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The Implications of Suggestion

800 Chestnut St.
(between Jones and Leavenworth)
94133 San Francisco
CA

September 2nd, 2013 - September 7th, 2013
Opening: September 3rd, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfai.edu/exhibitions-public-e...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
diego@artists.sfai.edu
PHONE:  
415.771.7020 ext. 4410
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Sat 9am- 5pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
TAGS:  
interactive, sculpture, installation, conceptual
COST:  
Free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION

Exhibition Dates: September 1 - 7
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 3 | 5 - 7 pm

Featuring artists:
Chris Grunder
Mariel Bayona
Tom Van Houten

Technology and taste afford current sculptural practice the possibility of employing action, interaction, automation, and animation to entrance and entertain viewers. Not merely gimmicks, these have come to signify a deep change in how sculpture is conceived by the artist and perceived by the audience, a shifting of the sculpture from the corporeal realm of objects to the temporal realm of experiences. This method of working has its advantages, foremost among them being the ability to "show" the viewer something through a variety of sensory inputs and have their response be remarkably close to what the artist intended. 

However, this neglects the important role static sculpture can play in developing and challenging the viewers imagination. By offering up content that is set as a holistic sensory experience, you remove some of the space for viewers to insert themselves. 

The three artists presenting here do not "show" but rather "suggest". They make room for the viewer to activate these sculptures through their own conceptions and come away having their own sense of the work and its relation to the world as both a physical object and as a symbol.