Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beneath The Picture / Baer Ridgway Exhibitions


rocks and water (collage), 2010 by castaneda/reiman
pigment print on drywall, drywall mud, pigment, wood
17" x 24" x 1.75"

I'm a sucker for cross-pollinating art scenes so I'm excited about the upcoming exhibition Beneath The Picture opening at Ambach & Rice this Friday. This show will exhibit work by artists from the San Francisco gallery Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. (You might remember co-owner Kent Baer from his time at Greg Kucera Gallery.)
"Beneath The Picture" addresses the varied artistic practice of appropriation as seen within the artists of Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. Whether culling images from disparate online sources and situating them in new contextual archives, imbuing photographs with alternative significance by transposing them across mediums, or troubling the physicality of the image surface by marking, obscuring and manipulating, the works included in this exhibition highlight the mutability of the viewer’s experience of a picture and present opportunities for reinterpretation and re-inscription of pictures that have already lived.
Artists include Tyler Cufley, Cassandra C. Jones, Brion Nuda Rosch, castaneda/reiman, Chris Duncan, Wolfgang Ganter, Brendan Lott, Sean McFarland and TV Moore.

The show is up from Jan 21 - Feb 5, with an opening reception this Friday from 6-9pm.

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