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The Painted Room

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The Painted Room, 2007 Acrylic Paint on Monofilament Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist
The Painted Room

560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
November 8th, 2008 - January 10th, 2009
Opening: November 7th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sjica.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Peninsula/South Bay
EMAIL:  
sarah@sjica.org
PHONE:  
408.283.8155
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 12-5; Closed Sun-Mon
TAGS:  
installation, sculpture
COST:  
Free admission

DESCRIPTION

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is excited to present The Painted Room, a visually stimulating installation by San Francisco-based artist, Chris Dorosz. The exhibition runs from November 8th, 2008 through January 10th, 2009 in the ICA’s Focus Gallery.

The Painted Room creates the illusion of a life-size living room suspended in space that oscillates between representation and abstraction. Comprised of colorful splotches of paint that cling to clear hanging monofilament, this floating sculpture represents Dorosz’ interest in the analogous properties of paint and the digital pixel in an age that is lured by the mysteries of virtual reality. Up close, the viewer is able to see the individual components of paint, but cannot comprehend the overall imagery. However, with distance, the paint chips dissolve into a kind of 3-D pointillist sculpture consisting of a couch, tables, lamps, and wall shelves.