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Johansson Projects presents SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZ! featuring Rachel Kaye

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Johansson Projects presents SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZ! featuring Rachel Kaye

2300 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
November 29th, 2012 - January 12th, 2013
Opening: December 1st, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://johanssonprojects.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
kimberly@johanssonprojects.com
PHONE:  
510.444.9140
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sat 12-6; or by appointment
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Rachel Kaye's textile playgrounds channel the eternally dramatic love affair between art and fashion. Ripped from fashion magazines today's top trends melt into mazes of color and pattern, pure visual stimulation devoid of opinion or moral stance. As if conducting an operation, Kaye deconstructs the visual fabric of her physical fabrics, letting the symbiosis of art and fashion exist on the same picture plane. Eventually any trace of the textiles' former life as a clothing object is forgotten as the patterns invite comparisons to graffiti, the internet, hieroglyphics and even technicolor cartography. The ghosts of high art masters like Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol loom above the trendy polka dots and floral motifs, yet instead of lamenting their grand visions' fall to consumer levels Kaye revels in the beautiful all-at-onceness of it all.


Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
Artist Reception: December 1, 3-5pm