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Heightened Subjectivity

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Heightened Subjectivity
Curated by: Suzanne L'Heureux

486 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
September 5th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Opening: September 6th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.interfaceartgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
interfaceartgallery@gmail.com
PHONE:  
415 990-8028
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday - Sunday, 11-4 pm

DESCRIPTION

Interface Gallery is pleased to present Heightened Subjectivity, featuring recent work by Lana Williams, Claire Colette and Teresa Baker. Each of these artists is working with a compelling abstract visual language that is highly subjective. Their work conveys an immediacy of feeling that is both concrete and open to infinite interpretation.

Colette's delicate graphite renderings capture subtle psychic states, while Williams' bold gestures, vibrant colors, and diverse mark making convey a sense of spontaneity and playfulness. Meanwhile, Baker's highly reduced mixed media works, combining painted fabric, wood, and shaped foam, evoke an oddly visceral response with just a few elements.

All three artists explore the tension between surface and depth, chance and conscious construction. These formal tensions support the artists' shared desire to present a space or state that is unfamiliar, uncertain, or in between. Williams speaks of "addressing the space between temporality and permanence," Colette of evoking "that which lies between the phenomelogical and the empirical," and Baker describes her process as creating "another space."

Tuning into these "other spaces" or spaces between, the viewer experiences a heightened subjectivity that points to the subjectivity of experience itself.