Perceptual Shifts: Recent Work by Chandra Baerg

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Perceptual Shifts: Recent Work by Chandra Baerg
Curated by: Suzanne L'Heureux

486 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
August 2nd, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Opening: August 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

East Bay
415 990-8028
Thursday - Sunday, 11-4 pm


Interface Gallery is pleased to present, Perceptual Shifts, a solo exhibition of recent work by Chandra Baerg. Baerg's quiet, minimalistic works stem from a dynamic practice in which she fuses painting and drawing with everyday building materials, specifically drywall. Interested in exploring geometry, dimensionality and light, Baerg alters this mundane material through techniques like cutting, scoring, stacking and the application of subtle reflected color.

Baerg is influenced by her background in architecture and an interest in how people perceive and interact with constructed environments. Her work often reveals how subtle shifts made to commonplace objects like a basic wall surface can lead to transformative and even uncanny experiences.

Perceptual Shifts will include recent drawings, paintings and objects by Baerg as well as a site specific installation.

Chandra Baerg is a 2013 graduate of San Francisco Art Institute's MFA program and was recently selected for Navigating the New, Pro Arts Gallery's Bay Area Currents Exhibition, a critically acclaimed juried exhibition showcasing the region's top emerging artists.