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Kristan Marvell

Ties to Modernism:  Michael Todd, Kristan Marvell and Nicholette Kominos

Opening March 5, 2015

6 – 9 pm (in conjunction with First Thursday Art Walk)

Show runs March 5 – April 12, 2015

This show reaffirms the continued relevance of modernism in today’s eclectic post-modern world and gives a glimpse into the processes that lead from modernism to post-modernism. This show explores the work of three artists, Michael Todd, Kristan Marvell, and Nicholette Kominos. Todd and Marvell are firmly rooted in modernism, whereas Kominos sees herself on the cusp between these two movements.

Artist ( Description ): 

Todd and Kominos construct using line, silhouette, and space without mass, whereas Marvell dominates space with mass. Todd and Marvell’s rugged or elegant sculptures often use heavy materials such as bronze or steel, but they are also comfortable with more fragile substances such as ceramic or Styrofoam. Kominos’ work with its accepting awkwardness and hand-made feel is more ephemeral, and post-modern influences are apparent in her construction techniques that combine traditional art processes with craft and utilitarian methods such as weaving, and cutting and pasting.

 

In Gallery 2

Can the Artists of the World be Censored?   This small show will put up art work by the Artists who were interviewed in a recent article by Andrea Serna for Random Lengths Newspaper, documenting artists reaction to the Charlie Hebdo massacre:  Ann Cleaves, Mat Gleason, El Imagenero, Ron Linden, Ellwood Risk, Michael Stearns, Pat Woolley, Peggy Sivert Zask.

 

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Previously Zask Gallery, South Bay Contemporary has been a non profit contemporary art alternative space since 2013.

South Bay Contemporary moved to the Loft in San Pedro as of January 2015

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New location for South Bay Contemporary in the LOFT on Third floor.   The Loft is in downtown San Pedro at 401 South Mesa in a yellow stucco building, wedged between an auto repair shop and a ship supplier warehouse. Built in the early 1900s, the building once was Pacific Laundry, which washed all the clothes and linens for cargo ships calling at the port. For 50 years, it served as a warehouse for Harbor Ship Supply, a ship chandler.  Since July 1995, the building has been home to an eclectic group of artists who create paintings, sculptures, neon works, and assemblages in huge, airy, sunlit studios. The two galleries with polished floors and high ceilings is now home to exhibitions hosted by South Bay Contemporary and the artists studios are usually open during gallery receptions.

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