Life Forms

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© Courtesy of the Artist and 111 Minna Gallery
Life Forms

111 Minna St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
August 2nd, 2013 - August 30th, 2013
Opening: August 2nd, 2013 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mon-Fri 7:30-5


Life Forms by Tobias Tovera will incorporate collaborations with fashion designer, Abigail Glass: who is completing a new line of couture using the artists Diffusions of Pigment series as inspiration and material. Abigail will be print-dying fabric with a selection of his paintings of which will be on display at the exhibit opening, fashioned by live models. In addition, Tim Carr (named best Bay Area Local Musician by 7×7 Magazine 2012) will perform from his latest album, The Shadows; the performance of which incorporates video, sound, and light. Tobias’s vision for the show will combine visual media, live music, and fashion which will create interaction with audiences and creative use of the gallery as a site.

Tobias Tovera is an American visual artist recognized for the sensory surrounds of his multi-media installations as well as his work in painting and performance. Using time as process and material; Tovera’s methods of making serve to explore energy systems that posit new dimensions to otherwise static materials through the introduction of opposing elements. By examining dichotomies such as nature/artifice or chaos/order, his work merges these distinctions creating paradoxical conjunctions of opposites, and in doing so questions what constitutes the nature of intuitive and processed based strategies.

Tobias Tovera is based in San Francisco, California. He received his BFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts in 2002 where he was on the Dean’s List and received a Merit Scholarship. He also studied MFA Painting in the Summer Residency Program at SFAI in 2011 and is currently an artist in residence at Root Division, a community arts and education organization in San Francisco.

Tovera has had seven solo and twenty-three group exhibitions on the East and West coast with recent publication in Studio Visit Magazine.

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