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Process: Area & Volume

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Interna by Suzanne on July 15th, 2007 | BBC Wikipedia

Black Dahlia by Raffaella Brizuela Sigurdardottir, oil on wood, 2006

In recent days, the majority of invites I got for California gallery shows has left me utterly unimpressed and even a little disappointed by the ever same Juxtapoz/Giant Robot artist names. It sometimes saddens me that the rather riskless policy of certain gallery owners (and art mags!) to book "safe" artists who attract huge crowds at weekend opening receptions might unconsciously drive the so-called LowBrow/Pop Surrealism "scene" to a new state of apathy, repetitiveness and unimaginativeness. I hope it's all just a passing summer laziness and that my feeling is wrong.

At any rate, the freshly opened show at Gallery Nucleus makes a refreshing exception to this by combining a few familiar names with a whole lot of newish discoveries. Process: Area & Volume brings together a daring mix of 27 artists who work in different genres and media. Their only common ground is so global and basic that it almost sounds humorous:

"The show is a group event based on a three dimensional object inspiring two dimensional work."

Anyway... chapeau, Gallery Nucleus, for taking a risk and for your bold look at "young" art.

Who: Billy Reynolds, Sonya Marie Palencia, James Naccarato, Tim McCormick, Korin Faught, Raffaella Brizuela Sigurdardottir, and many, many others.

Where: Gallery Nucleus, 30 West Main Street, Alhambra/CA

When: On view till August 7, 2007.



A certain Ms Louise Delvin recently ordered a couple of Casey Weldon and K. Louise Judd prints from Thee Shoppe but forgot to specify the desired size of the Judd prints.

Thank you for your patience, Louise!


As always, Julien was absolutely right aeons ago: Was ist ist is indeed Neubauten's greatest song.


Added N° 5 to my Adidas family. I already took them to see the forest. They're as quiet and swift as hairy hobbit soles. My feet are in love with them.

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6 comments to " Process: Area & Volume "

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    Dave Youkovich says:

    My dearest! glad to see you´re back!

    I kiss you in the hand and tickle your nose with a squirrel.


    July 16th, 2007 at 2:23 am

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    Lee says:

    Those are lovely shoes, and certainly more attractive than hobbit feet.

    And yes, yes - post more often (please)

    July 16th, 2007 at 5:40 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Awww.. you're too sweet, Dave! *sneezes*

    @Lee: I'd love to post more, Lee, but if you read this post, you'll understand that it's simply not possible. However, my blogroll on the right hand side is full of great blogs that update more often than I do.

    July 16th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

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    Lee says:

    Oh, but I've already read that post. :P

    Please don't consider my earlier comment as a strident demand. Think of it more of as a verbalized wish ;-)

    Perhaps I should just leave it at "danke sehr"

    July 18th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

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    J Torres says:

    Thanks for the kind words...

    Jaime Torres
    Guest Curator
    Process:area and volume

    August 5th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    You're most welcome, Jaime! I wish I could have come and see the exhibition. Good luck for all your future projects.

    August 26th, 2007 at 4:36 pm

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