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Curated by: Nikki Mirsaeid

58 Maiden Lane
Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
June 7th, 2012 - August 17th, 2012

Union Square/Civic Center
by appointment
photography, digital, installation, conceptual, landscape, sculpture


Sherwood Gallery is pleased to announce Surface, an exhibition of new work ranging from site-specific installations to silkscreen paintings, by Facundo Agañaraz, Joshua Churchill, and Christine M. Peterson. 

Preoccupied with different materials, found images and their social significance, Facundo Argañaraz’s practice primarily consists of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. While his two dimensional work is ridden with pastiche tendencies, the sculptural products examine the relationship between exterior surfaces and interior space. The minimal shapes and colors, or lack thereof, are basic and easy to comprehend, while seeing the work is remarkably complex. Subtleties of the surfaces in his sculptures and the objecthood of his paintings merit and reward our extended, contemplative engagement with the new work. 

Joshua Churchill presents four photographic objects from At Once, an ongoing series of manipulated film "blurring what is imagined and invented, with what is, or what was, real." His process studies the possibilities of remodeling and transforming the image into object. First, from observing the object; then, by manipulating it. Once slides, they are morphed and enlarged, producing color bleeds, bubbles- disfiguring the found landscapes in unexpected ways. 

Navigating within the conceptual and minimal tradition, Christine M. Peterson uses slide projectors, light, and reflective materials as her main components in Surface. She utilizes architectonic properties in the exhibition space in order to uncover and activate them. Columns become illuminated with projections of colorful hues, gaps in the ceiling avail to cast shadow effects, variations in light temperatures create a state of total receptiveness to surrounding exhibited objects, and reflective surfaces distort and construct a dynamic interaction between the work, architecture, design, and viewer. Through this, she fabricates an environment with no distinction between the floor, the ceiling, and the walls. This is done economically and efficiently as she attempts to achieve the greatest possible effect with the smallest possible intervention.