Exhibition | MATT KLEBERG + KRISTINA LEWIS | TELL IT SLANT | 5-8PM FRI APRIL 5 | Contemporary Art at Johansson Projects | Oakland | Art Week

MATT KLEBERG + KRISTINA LEWIS | TELL IT SLANT | 5-8PM FRI APRIL 5

Share this

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 
2

How many exhibition works:

Country:

City:

Date: 
Saturday, 23 March 2019 to Saturday, 18 May 2019
Opening: 
Friday, 5 April 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

With the amiable dishonesty of a traveling circus troop, Matt Kleberg and Kristina Lewis draw back the curtains on the architecture of liminal spaces, empty stages and voids.

If not to tell it how it is, then to Tell it Slant.

Kleberg’s theaters, largely built of brightly hued oil stick stripes, waver with an aura of promise. Influenced by Frank Stella and William Kentridge, they depict unfit structures that wouldn’t stand if built, and staged doorways that glow with possibility. But nothing is square here, nothing level, nothing plumb – everything is slightly off-true.

The same is evident in Lewis’ tilting modernist sculptures. In re-imagining foam inserts, built only well enough to support something of real value, Lewis produces precise high/lo sculpture. The resulting casts are stout but off balance, heavy but full of holes. Part peacock, part blue collar – they’re pugnacious, sacked-but-noble, on the verge of objectness by way of mass.

Curator ( Name ):

Venue ( Name ):

Venue ( Address ): 

2300 Johansson Projects, Telegraph Ave

Oakland CA 94612

Add new comment

Other shows from Johansson Projects

view
Loop Melody
12/07/2018
view
Loop Melody
10/05/2018 to 01/02/2019
view
Loop Melody
11/02/2018
view
Concrete Utopia
09/07/2018

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
Arte in tabaccheria: Claudio Rossato
01/20/2020 to 02/03/2020
view
ABSTRACT GRAVITY - Carol Boram-Hays, Vian Borchert, Leslie Ford, Mark Kurdziel & Jack Youngerman.
01/18/2020 to 02/09/2020
view
Of Folly, Fortune, Glory, Ruin: William Buchina and Christina Nicodema
01/09/2020 to 02/22/2020
view
Intersections
01/04/2020 to 01/26/2020
view
CENTER'S $5k me&EVE Award
01/01/2020 to 02/25/2020
view
COLD II
01/08/2020 to 01/30/2020
view
"Charles and Natalie Arnoldi: Natural Lineage"
01/16/2020 to 03/07/2020
view
Bruce Nauman: Prints
01/09/2020 to 03/07/2020

Pages